“After all, Europe is a woman”

“After all, Europe is a woman”

  • This is how a jubilant Donald Tusk greeted the announcement of member states’ recommendations for Europe’s top jobs, with Ursula Von Der Leyen to replace Juncker as Commission President and Christine Lagarde to become ECB President
  • But the marathon talks, longer even than the Greek debt crisis summits, demonstrated a significant change in the EU balance of power: