Most Europeans pay scant attention to the detailed inner workings of Brussels politics, precisely because of the bewildering nature of its bloated bureaucracy.
Von der Leyen, the EU Commission President, has gone and made it worse.
The former German defense minister has steered away from traditional ministerial titles and opted for more Orwellian-sounding names – the kind you need to google to decipher what they actually mean.
Instead of getting a commissioner for dealing with defense or foreign policy, for instance, we are getting a "Commissioner for a Stronger Europe in the World." There will also be a "Commissioner for Inter-institutional Relations and Foresight" who will apparently deal with policy-making and regulation and a "Commissioner for an Economy that Works for People."