EU changes title for migration commissioner after outcry

The incoming European Commission chief has changed the title of her migration commissioner from "Protecting our European Way of Life"…

The incoming European Commission chief has changed the title of her migration commissioner from “Protecting our European Way of Life” following criticism it had far-right connotations, an EU official said Wednesday. Ursula von der Leyen agreed to modify the title to “Promoting the European Way of Life” for the commissioner, her spokesman told AFP. Her commission plans to take charge from next month. The original name given to the portfolio had brewed up a storm, especially among left-wing MEPs who noted a similarity to rhetoric employed by anti-immigration politicians.

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