The von der Leyen Commission: An Early Assessment

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This chapter aims to situate the von der Leyen Commission historically and comparatively. As well as providing a provisional performance of the administration at mid-term, it assesses what the appointment and achivements of Ursula von der Leyen as a non-Spitzenkandidat demonstrates about the institutionalisation of presidentialised and personalised leadership of the Commission.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe EU Political System After the 2019 European Elections
EditorsOlivier Costa, Steven van Hecke
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-12338-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-12337-5
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Publication series

NamePalgrave Studies in European Union Politics
ISSN (Print)2662-5873
ISSN (Electronic)2662-5881


  • Commission president
  • Covid-19 pandemic
  • European commission
  • First occurrence of key word
  • Most relevant occurrence of key word
  • Presidentialisation
  • Six priorities
  • Ursula von der Leyen

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