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28th Sep 2020

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Von der Leyen to live in Berlaymont office

Incoming European Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, will live, eat and sleep in a tiny new 25m2 flat next to her office in the EU commission's Berlaymont building's top floor in Brussels, German daily Die Welt reported. The arrangement would cut security costs and save von der Leyen from Brussels traffic. Von der Leyen also lived at her ministry in Berlin, while keeping her main residence in Hanover.

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