Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble and Ursula von der Leyen

Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble and Ursula von der Leyen

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Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, left, and incoming defense minister Ursula von der Leyen smile during a news conference following a youth unemployment summit at Chigi palace in Rome. Von der Leyen’s shift to the Defense Ministry from labor will test her reputation as one of Germany’s most popular politicians.