Ursula von der Leyen
President of the European Commission
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European Commission president goes into self-isolation after close contact tests positive
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Brussels begins legal proceedings over Johnson’s Brexit Bill
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EU plans for health union to boost pandemic preparedness
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Von der Leyen sets out EU's ambitious new goals
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Ursula von der Leyen: Brexit Withdrawal Agreement cannot be undone
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What can we expect in Von der Leyen's first state of the union speech?
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EU chief leaves summit to go into quarantineBRUSSELS (AP) — European Union chief Ursula von der Leyen was forced to leave an EU summit Thursday shortly after it opened because one of her close staffers tested positive for COVID-19. She said..
Greek PM, EU Commission chief call on Ankara to reduce tensionGreek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen agreed that “Turkey has to undertake the necessary steps to reduce the tensions” in the East..
Brexit: PM and EU president to 'take stock' of trade talksBoris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen will speak on Saturday as formal post-Brexit negotiations end.
EU confirms legal action against UK over BrexitThe European Commission has given formal notice that legal action will be taken against the United Kingdom over its controversial Brexit legislation. Ursula von der Leyen confirmed that a formal letter..
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Support from US and EU signals stunning successes for Irish diplomacyThey sound such an unlikely duo. Joe Biden's easy American drawl and Ursula von der Leyen's accented English are of different worlds. But they spoke in harmony this week - their words of comfort for..
Von der Leyen 'convinced' EU-UK trade deal is still possible - FT(Reuters) - European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen said she was convinced a trade deal with the United Kingdom was still possible, the Financial Times reported on...
Ursula von der Leyen: EU to appoint first ‘anti-racism coordinator’On Wednesday September 16, Ursula von der Leyen outlined her priorities for the future of European member states. As the first woman at the head of the Commission, she did not fail to stress that the..
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UK cannot change Brexit deal: EU chiefEuropean Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Wednesday that the United Kingdom cannot unilaterally change the EU-UK bilateral withdrawal agreement without destroying global trust in the..
EU chief warns hopes for Brexit deal fadingEU chief Ursula von der Leyen complained Wednesday that hopes of a post-Brexit trade deal are fading and warned Britain not to unilaterally modify the withdrawal deal. ......
Five things from EU chief’s first State of the Union speechThe EU Commission head, Ursula von der Leyen, delivered her maiden address. Here's what we learned.
EU's von der Leyen gives maiden 'State of the Union' addressEU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen will champion plans to relaunch Europe's coronavirus-devastated economy through a green new deal Wednesday, in her annual State of the European Union address...
EU and China to talk trade as tensions mountRussia, China hackers targeting US vote, Microsoft warns EU leaders are due to hold video talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday hoping to make progress on trade and investment, even as..
Merkel demands ‘unconditional’ release of protesters in Belarus, as European Commission chief calls for sanctionsGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission head Ursula von der Leyen have slammed Minsk over its handling of post-presidential election protests and clashes across the country. Merkel's..
Cautious optimism on a deal sensed as EU leaders enter fourth day of talksBRUSSELS, July 20 (Xinhua) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Monday all expressed cautious optimism for an..
EU, China to hold video summit to discuss coronavirus outbreakPhoto: AFP Leaders from China and European Union will hold a video summit today to discuss the coronavirus pandemic and tensions rising over new tariffs targeting Chinese firms. The heads of the EU's..
No progress among EU leaders on virus recovery dealEuropean Union leaders found that a quick deal on the bloc's future long-term budget and a multibillion-euro post-pandemic recovery plan remained beyond their reach Friday as the coronavirus ravages..
EU: Make China Rights Crisis a Summit Priority(Brussels) – European Union leaders should use the forthcoming EU-China summit to press for an end to Beijing’s grave and systemic human rights violations, Human Rights Watch said today. The 22nd..
EU chief executive: no post-Brexit deal without 'level playing field'BRUSSELS — The European Union’s chief executive, Ursula von der Leyen, said on Wednesday that the bloc will do its best to seal an agreement on new ties with Britain by the end of the year but will..
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EU chief executive sets conditions for Brexit deal this yearThe European Union will do its best to seal an agreement on new ties with Britain by the end of the year but will not compromise its core values to achieve that, the bloc's chief executive, Ursula von..
British PM, top EU officials to hold talks on June 15British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the chairman of European Union leaders Charles Michel and the head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen will hold talks on June 15 to revive stalled..
UK PM plans Brexit talks with EU's von der Leyen, warned to reach deal pre-autumn: FTBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson is planning to hold Brexit talks with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in June, with UK officials warning Johnson that an agreement was needed..
Rocky path ahead as EU tries to temper coronavirus shockPresident Ursula von der Leyen has laid out the recovery package - now she needs nations to back it.
Coronavirus: European Union unveils unprecedented 750 billion euro recovery planEuropean Union chief Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday proposed a 750-billion-euro post-virus recovery fund for Europe, but will have to win over sceptical member states to push it through. The global..
International pandemic cooperation a 'no brainer': EU Commission chiefInternational cooperation should be a no brainer during a global pandemic, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Tuesday.
EU Lawmakers Want Probe of Migrant Death on Greece-Turkey BorderWhile Greek authorities have repeatedly denied a migrant shot dead on the border with Turkey was killed by Greek fire, more than 100 Members of the European Parliament called for a formal..
Russia decrying removal of Soviet liberator statue is... ‘HYBRID WAR’ on Europe, claims Prague official behind tear-downA Prague official responsible for removing a statue of Marshal Konev urged Brussels to protect the EU against Moscow’s “interference” and “hybrid war,” playing the time-tested ‘Russia..
World leaders pledge $8 billion in fight against coronavirus, EU saysBRUSSELS (Reuters) - World leaders promised $8 billion on Monday for the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, European Commission head Ursula von der Leyen said at the end of a pledging event that..
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EU to provide one billion euros for global vaccine search: Von der LeyenThe European Union pledged on Monday 1 billion euros ($1.09 billion) for the global search for vaccines and treatment for the novel coronavirus, the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen..
Italian PM tells EU to 'show more ambition, unity, courage'ROME: Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Friday extended his feud about coronavirus money with EU commission chief Ursula von der Leyen in the pages of a Roman newspaper. Conte wrote a letter to..
European Commission to mobilise €100bn in loans to help companies retain staffThe European Commission has said it will mobilise up to €100 billion in loans for member states to help companies hold on to staff during the coronavirus pandemic. The loans will be based on..
EU executive chief concerned Hungary emergency measures go too farEuropean Commission President Ursula von der Leyen expressed concern on Thursday that coronavirus restriction measures taken by Hungary went too far and insisted they should be limited in time and..
EU to propose new post-virus economic boostThe European Commission will propose a new stimulus package to help the bloc recover from the economic damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said Saturday...
Coronavirus: EU president criticises member states for closing borders to each other during coronavirus pandemicThe president of the European Commission has criticised EU member states for throwing up border controls to each other during the coronavirus pandemic. Ursula von der Leyen warned of...
Von der Leyen proposes travel restrictions to EUBRUSSELS, March 16 (Xinhua) -- European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Monday that she had proposed a temporary restriction on...
European Union proposes 30-day ban on non-essential entryBRUSSELS — European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen wants the European Union to put in place a 30-day ban on people entering the bloc unless their travel is essential,...
Macron, Merkel to discuss coronavirus, borders with EU officialsFrench President Emmanuel Macron will discuss the coronavirus and the topic of border controls on Monday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and leading EU officials Charles Michel and Ursula von der..
EU disapproves of US travel ban, taken unilaterally and without consultationThe European Union disapproves of the U.S. decision to impose a unilateral travel ban on European countries, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles..
EU presidents hit out at Trump's travel ban and say tackling coronavirus 'requires cooperation'Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel say the EU disapproves of 'unilateral' action
In migrant crisis, Greece caught between EU job descriptionsWhen the current European Commission took office in December, its president, Ursula von der Leyen, created the role of a commissioner for 'Promoting our European Way of Life' and handed the job to a..
EU suspends aviation slots rule as coronavirus hammers airlinesThe European Union will suspend a rule requiring airlines to run most of their scheduled services or else forfeit landing slots, to give carriers some breathing space as the coronavirus crisis..
Britain must follow 'rules of the game' if it wants access to our markets, EU president warnsUrsula von der Leyen says UK must make up its mind
EU executive tells Turkey to take migrants back from Greek borderEuropean Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said ahead of talks with President Tayyip Erdogan that Turkey must move refugees and migrants away from the Greek border.
EU Commission head says Europe stands by Greece amidst refugee crisisEuropean Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Tuesday voiced support for Greece's efforts to safeguard its borders amidst a build-up of thousands of migrants after Turkey opened its borders to..
EU in dilemma over Turkey, but says migrants must not be allowed inThe European Union's chief executive, Ursula von der Leyen, expressed sympathy with Turkey over the conflict in Syria on Monday but said it was impermissible for Ankara to let refugees and migrants on..
EU says Turkey in tough situation with migrants but must not let them into EuropeThe European Union's chief executive, Ursula von der Leyen, expressed sympathy with Turkey over the conflict in Syria on Monday but said it was impermissible for Ankara to let refugees and migrants on..
EU executive says Turkey letting migrants through 'cannot be' answer to Syria warThe European Union's chief executive, Ursula von der Leyen, expressed sympathy with Turkey over the conflict in Syria on Monday but said Ankara deciding to let refugees and migrants through to Europe..