Von der Leyen Faces Uphill Battle for Reelection Amid Legal Scrutiny

Ursula von der Leyen is navigating a challenging path to secure a second term as EU Commission president, amid significant legal challenges. Despite her party’s electoral success and initial nomination, Ms. von der Leyen’s candidacy is under scrutiny due to multiple legal actions, including a criminal complaint concerning vaccine contract negotiations. Critics argue that these allegations undermine transparency and governance principles within the European Commission.