Von der Leyen’s Commission: An institutional assessment of the first 100 days
16:15 - 17:30
Ursula von der Leyen reconfigured the College and set new policy priorities. She also labelled her Commission ‘geopolitical’ and promised a ‘whole-of-government’ approach. Following Juncker’s example, she organised the College in portfolio-related Commissioner groups, each led by a vice-president.
What exactly is a whole-of-government approach and what does geopolitical actually mean? Is von der Leyen’s European Commission more or less ‘political’ and how sustainable is the one-in-one-out principle? Is her College more hierarchical than that of her predecessor? This session will look at the internal dynamics of the new Commission and its relations with the other institutions 100 days into its new mandate.