Ursula von der Leyen is running for the position of the head of the European Commission.
The Civic Platform, Poland’s biggest opposition party and the Democratic Left Alliance said that they support von der Leyen for the head of the European Commission.
Ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party MEPs were more careful, saying that even though the majority of views presented by von der Leyen during her meeting with European Conservatives and Reformists group, of which PiS is a member, reflected PiS's way of thinking, the decision has not yet been made.
However, Polish Minister for Foreign Affairs Jacek Czaputowicz said that Poland “views von der Leyen's candidacy positively.''
Czaputowicz praised a proposal made by von der Leyen, for an annual review of the rule of law condition in EU member states. The Polish government came into conflict with the European Commission which saw its judicial reforms as an obstruction of the rule of law. Czaputowicz claims that a rule of law review would show that the German judiciary is more dependent upon the executive than its Polish counterpart.
Ursula von der Leyen has been the German Defence Minister for the last 6 years. She is the deputy leader of the ruling Christian Democratic Union party.