The European Union's nominee to head the European Commission, Germany's Ursula von der Leyen, addresses members of the European Parliament, who will later vote on whether they approve her as EU executive's new leader. The Commission president-in-waiting requires the support of at least 376 MEPs, so set about trying to please individual political blocs in the Parliament. She pledged to make the EU climate neutral by 2050 in a bid to secure the backing of the European Greens and to finalise the so-called "monetary union" in order to please those wanting for fiscal powers in Brussels. In a bid to...
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