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How von der Leyen could win the election while losing his job – POLITICO

Reconciling these two seemingly irreconcilable positions will be “the biggest challenge,” Eickhout said.

Celebrate today, negotiate tomorrow

For the moment, at least, it was a triumphant and delirious Sunday evening for von der Leyen, who led his party to an increased share of seats in Parliament.

But she must now begin tense negotiations to get the votes she needs to stay employed in Brussels, with everyone wanting to assert their advantages.

Eickhout told POLITICO that the Greens could support von der Leyen but need assurance that European laws setting the path to climate neutrality by 2050 will not be changed. He also said the Greens wanted pledges to reduce agricultural pollution, a politically explosive issue for the EPP.

Von der Leyen has a personal interest in protecting the Green Deal: it is, after all, the greatest political achievement of his first term. Furthermore, given the right-wing outcome of the elections, some Greens might be tempted to support von der Leyen rather than risk a Commission President with no interest in the Green agenda.

A senior EPP figure predicted that the Greens would split and those from von der Leyen’s home country would align even in the event of a new deal with the Italian right.

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Aimant les mots, Sara Smith a commencé à écrire dès son plus jeune âge. En tant qu'éditeur en chef de son journal scolaire, il met en valeur ses compétences en racontant des récits impactants. Smith a ensuite étudié le journalisme à l'université Columbia, où il est diplômé en tête de sa classe. Après avoir étudié au New York Times, Sara décroche un poste de journaliste de nouvelles. Depuis dix ans, il a couvert des événements majeurs tels que les élections présidentielles et les catastrophes naturelles. Il a été acclamé pour sa capacité à créer des récits captivants qui capturent l'expérience humaine.
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