Ursula von der leyen
EU chief doubts securing post-Brexit trade deal in 2020
Britain is due to leave the European Union on 31 January but will remain in a transitional arrangement until the end of next year while negotiators debate future trade ties.
The former German defence minister will need all her political and diplomatic skill to knit together a commission from different countries and parties.213 days ago
Ursula von der Leyen will now replace Jean-Claude Juncker as head of the EU executive on 1 November, one day after Britain is due to leave the union.215 days ago