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Unwritten rule or not, I suspect von der Leyen will get whoever see wants for the job. An unwritten rule is a rule only until its not. Ask the British...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Jul 4th, 2019 at 11:32:45 PM EST
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She won't want Selmayr, who was close to the Lixeburgish Commissioner Viviane Reding. Von der Leyen is also said to usually dismiss all the top-level appointees when she comes into a new job, to replace them with people she trusts.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Jul 5th, 2019 at 06:55:07 AM EST
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That would indeed change the situation. I wonder who she trusts?

Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing
Nothing you can measure anymore
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by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Fri Jul 5th, 2019 at 09:46:44 AM EST
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STRASBOURG -- European Commission Secretary-General Martin Selmayr said he will leave his post "at the end of next week" to quell concerns about a German-dominated EU executive.


Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing
Nothing you can measure anymore
L. Cohen
by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Tue Jul 16th, 2019 at 04:29:17 PM EST
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