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Could Von der Leyen be the new NATO Secretary General? – The European Commission responded

Jens Stoltenberg his mandate expires in October, and the Norwegian politician will not run for office again.

Ursula von der Leyen Between 2013 and 2019, he was the Minister of Defense of Germany, and since then the President of the EC. Citing a diplomatic source, The Sun wrote that a number of NATO member states proposed the head of one of the most important organizations of the European Union for the position of Secretary General.

According to British sources, however the UK would veto his electionbecause they consider the defense minister’s operation to be a failure.

The German Tagesschau.de wrote on saturday

an EC spokesperson specifically denied the media report, calling it “unfounded speculation”.

According to The Sun, however, he may be a candidate for the position Ben Wallace British Secretary of Defense Kaja Kallas the Estonian Prime Minister and the half-Ukrainian Canadian finance minister, Chrystia Freeland.

The members of the defense alliance, which has 30 member states, decide on the person of the secretary general behind closed doors, by consensus.

The post of secretary general is typically held by a European politician, while the military head of the organization is given by the United States.

Cover image: MTI/EPA/Olivier Hoslet