EU's new boss, invoking 'European way of life,' sparks partisan brawl

Press quote (The Wall Street Journal)
19 September 2019

Given that she was appointed with the support of conservative governments in central and Eastern Europe, Mrs. von der Leyen made a conscious decision to alienate left-wing rather than right-wing politicians, said Camino Mortera-Martinez, a senior research fellow with the Centre for European Reform, a London-based think tank.

“She’s much less a compromise figure than people thought,” Ms. Mortera-Martinez said.