Vestager faces brutal obstacle course to succeed Juncker

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The EU’s high-profile antitrust chief will struggle to secure Denmark’s nomination to remain in the commission.

Margrethe Vestager’s quest to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker as European Commission president kicks off on Thursday, but the EU’s high-profile competition chief risks falling at the first hurdle.

While Vestager’s battles against U.S. tech giants such as Google and Apple have won her wide support in Brussels — and make her the female superstar candidate in Europe’s liberal camp — her immediate problem is that her home country of…

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