Ursula von der Leyen
President of the European Commission
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It's four years since the Brexit vote. Now what?
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Black EU lawmaker reports Belgian police violence
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EU pushes for global alliance to buy COVID-19 vaccines up front
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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..
EU chief von der Leyen to testify at German defense inquiryEuropean Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will testify Thursday before a German parliamentary committee investigating whether there was wrongdoing in the use of external experts during her..
Von der Leyen ‘surprised’ at UK suggestion of Australia-style EU relationshipBoris Johnson’s suggestion that the UK could be prepared to accept an Australian-style relationship with the EU without a formal trade deal has “surprised” Brussels. European Commission president..
We can agree on high standards, EU's Von der Leyen urges UKEuropean Commission President Ursula von der Leyen praised British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's ambition on social protection and climate action and said this could form the basis of level playing..
Let's agree social, climate ambitions, EU's Von der Leyen urges UKEuropean Commission President Ursula von der Leyen praised British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's ambition on social protection and climate action and said this could form the basis of level playing..
EU executive promises new strategy to fight cancerThe European Commission will present a new strategy to fight cancer by the end of the year, its president Ursula von der Leyen, who lost her younger sister to the disease, told the European Parliament..
EU leaders send message of unity, hope as UK departsBRUSSELS, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) -- Top European Union (EU) leaders sent a message of unity and hope on the day of the United Kingdom's departure, vowing that a smaller bloc would not translate into a weaker..
Now EU must deliver, Commission chief says on Brexit dayBritain's departure from the European Union shows the bloc must deliver for its citizens and its leaders must stand up for the project or else risk it failing, the head of the European Union's..
Strength does not lie in 'splendid isolation' of Brexit, says EU president Ursula von der LeyenEU leaders look towards the future at Britain departs
Brexit to bring new start for EU, no fewer opportunities: Commission chiefThe EU will start a new chapter after Britain leaves, with no fewer opportunities as a united force on global issues from climate change to technological transformation, European Commission President..
‘Every choice has its consequences’: EU leaders issue Brexit warning as they lament UK’s imminent exitThe presidents of the EU‘s three major institutions have heralded Brexit Day with an apparent warning to the UK: “every choice has its consequences”. European Commission president Ursula von der..
Ursula von der Leyen: 'It's a very emotional day'The President of the European Commission says Brexit has made the rest of the EU more united.
We will find new path with London after Brexit, say EU leadersThe European Union will work hard to forge a future as an ally and partner of Britain after their divorce on Friday, European Commission head Ursula von der Leyen wrote in Germany's Frankfurter..
EU executive sets fair competition as condition of post-Brexit trade dealEuropean Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told Britain on Wednesday that solid guarantees of free competition were a precondition to a new trade agreement with the EU after Brexit.