Introducing Spitzenkandidat: Margrethe Vestager

Europe has now voted and Brussels will be getting on with the business of appointing a replacement for Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission. One of the most prominent and successful Commissioners in the Juncker term has been the plucky Dane in charge of Europe’s competition agenda. Having shown aptitude and resilience on the global stage, she hasn’t hesitated to take on major multinationals and confronted big business. She has excelled as a good communicator at a time when the European project is struggling to appeal to the electorate. Is Europe ready for its first female Commission President? FTI Consulting Brussels looks at her candidacy.

Photographer: Etienne Ansotte

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