Deadlines are fast approaching for the formation of Ursula von der Leyen's cabinet are the confirmation process has yet to come to an end.

The Commission’s official announcements stated that they cannot speculate on the exact timeline for the process to be completed. On 16 October, the European Parliament confirmed the widely held view that the new Commission will not take office before 1 December.

The request made was to propose more than one candidate, to avoid future trouble. Once von d...

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