Ursula von der Leyen has been elected as the first female EU Commission President.
The former German Defence Minister replaces Jean-Claude Juncker in the EU's top job.
She'll begin her work as EU Commission President in November.
In a tweet, she thanked all of the EU nations in several different languages, including Irish.
Благодаря! Hvala! Děkuji! Tak! Bedankt! Thank you! Aitäh! Kiitos! Merci! Danke! Ευχαριστώ! Köszönöm! Go raibh maith agat! Grazie! Paldies! Ačiū! Grazzi! Dziękuję! Obrigada! Mulțumesc! Ďakujem! Hvala! ¡Gracias! Tack! pic.twitter.com/J4GEgY1UJY
— Ursula von der Leyen (@vonderleyen) July 16, 2019
Earlier, she said that global tech companies in Europe must pay their fair share of taxes.
Irish MEP Frances Fitzgerald says von der Leyen's position on digital tax may be challenging for Ireland, but says she's not worried.
Fitzgerald also said it's historic to see a woman voted in as EU Commission President:
— Frances Fitzgerald MEP (@FitzgeraldFrncs) July 16, 2019
Ms von der Leyen was also booed and cheered as she told MEPs she'd be prepared to give the UK another extension, beyond the October deadline.