Denmark needs a new EU commissioner, who is to be appointed by the prime minister. Birgitte is in doubt, as she has many possibilities: one of them is to give the powerful post to someone she would like to send to Brussels for five years, and thereby get rid of – a manoeuvre her permanent secretary thinks is very smart. But Birgitte wants to find the best candidate, so that Denmark's EU commissioner can obtain an important post in the Commission. Coincidentally, however, the most skilled candidate is Bent Sejrø, whom she has fallen foul of with her military build-up in Afghanistan. She offers him the post, but he declines – she's not getting rid of him that easily. And when her young, up-and-coming EU minister, Jacob Kruse, also declines, Birgitte tries to sell the post at the best possible price to the Labour Party.