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New European Commission president faces calls for all-encompassing EU food policy

As German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen is voted in as the next European Commission president, 36 organisations rally round to call for a joined-up EU food policy and the Greens condemn her for not committing to a new EU agriculture policy.

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Germany’s defence minister, Ursula von der Leyen, has been voted by the European Parliament to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker as the next European Commission president. In the wake of her appointment last night, 36 leading campaign groups, farming organisations, and think tanks called on von der Leyen to put an EU food policy in place and appoint a vice-president for food.

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