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European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen (r), with EU Council chairman Charles Michel (c), and former European Central Bank president Mario Draghi (l) (Photo: consilium.europa.eu)

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Almost 20 names in running for EU top jobs

With four months until the European Parliament (EP) elections, there are already some 20 names in the hat for the ensuing reshuffle of EU top jobs.

The European Commission presidency is the most powerful in terms of public profile, legislative capacity, and budgetary weight.

And the incumbent, German conservative Ursula von der Leyen, has aggrandised the role by adding foreign policy to her portfolio, with noisy and hawkish views on Russia and Palestine in the Ukraine and Gaza wa...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen (r), with EU Council chairman Charles Michel (c), and former European Central Bank president Mario Draghi (l) (Photo: consilium.europa.eu)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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