- UK Commission nominee question is the least of Von der Leyen's concerns
- France and Hungary
- Romanian nominee
- EU Parliament
- The road ahead
MLex: The UK has to propose a nominee to serve in European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen’s College of Commissioners, according to a text agreed by national governments granting an extension to the Brexit date. While the UK government has previously refused to put someone forward, it’s likely this threat will prove as empty as Boris Johnson’s claim that he wouldn’t comply with Parliament and request an extension earlier this month. And any problems that UK non-cooperation would bring for the new Commission would simply add to more pressing logistical issues that Von der Leyen needs to overcome if she is to take office on 1 December.
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