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# ursula-von-der-leyen - Wednesday 15 December, 2021

EU leaders look to deepen relations with former Soviet republics
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# Armenia

EU leaders look to deepen relations with former Soviet republics

Dec 15th 2021, 11:00 PM 11,504 Views 10 Comments

The EU summit with its Eastern partnership came on the same day as Russia issued Washington a series of security demands.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Monday 1 November, 2021

FactFind: What exactly was said in French PM’s letter about UK fishing row?
# Lost In Translation
# Lost In Translation

FactFind: What exactly was said in French PM’s letter about UK fishing row?

Nov 1st 2021, 6:27 PM 12,701 Views 15 Comments

The document has been the focus of considerable controversy.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Monday 18 October, 2021

EU says it has exported one billion vaccine doses to the rest of the world
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

EU says it has exported one billion vaccine doses to the rest of the world

Oct 18th 2021, 11:25 AM 9,189 Views 11 Comments

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the vaccines have been sent to over 150 nations.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Wednesday 15 September, 2021

EU to donate 200m more vaccine doses to low-income countries, von der Leyen says
# State Of The Union
# State Of The Union

EU to donate 200m more vaccine doses to low-income countries, von der Leyen says

Updated Sep 15th 2021, 9:21 AM 11,031 Views 16 Comments

Ursula von der Leyen this morning delivered her annual State of the European Union address.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

Opinion: The State of the European Union: why it matters for Ireland
# European Union
# European Union

Opinion: The State of the European Union: why it matters for Ireland

Sep 14th 2021, 8:00 PM 17,690 Views 47 Comments

Alexander Conway outlines why we should be listening to Ursula von der Leyen’s State of the Union address tomorrow.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Thursday 22 July, 2021

Brexit: Von der Leyen tells Johnson ‘we will not renegotiate’ over Northern Ireland
# NI Protocol
# NI Protocol

Brexit: Von der Leyen tells Johnson ‘we will not renegotiate’ over Northern Ireland

Jul 22nd 2021, 1:46 PM 21,896 Views 31 Comments

The European Commission President said the EU and UK must jointly work to ensure stability in the North.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Friday 16 July, 2021

Von der Leyen says Ireland’s handling of the pandemic is 'exemplary'
# Dublin Visit
# Dublin Visit

Von der Leyen says Ireland’s handling of the pandemic is 'exemplary'

Updated Jul 16th 2021, 12:06 PM 35,593 Views 102 Comments

The European Commission President welcomed that Ireland has signed up to the EU Green Cert system.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

EU to launch action against Hungary over law discriminating against LGBTQ citizens
# Hungary
# Hungary

EU to launch action against Hungary over law discriminating against LGBTQ citizens

Jul 14th 2021, 2:20 PM 13,303 Views 116 Comments

Ursula von der Leyen has warned that the EU would use “all powers available” to force Hungary to repeal or modify the law.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

Von der Leyen 'very concerned' over Hungary law banning LGBT 'promotion' to minors
# Hungary
# Hungary

Von der Leyen 'very concerned' over Hungary law banning LGBT 'promotion' to minors

Jun 16th 2021, 10:36 PM 18,753 Views 46 Comments

She said the European Commission is “assessing if it breaches relevant EU legislation”.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Tuesday 15 June, 2021

Biden seeks EU support on China, but Europe wants swift end to trade rows
# EU US Relations
# EU US Relations

Biden seeks EU support on China, but Europe wants swift end to trade rows

Jun 15th 2021, 7:43 AM 11,025 Views 1 Comment

Biden will stop over at EU headquarters en route to a NATO summit and meeting with President Vladimir Putin.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Thursday 20 May, 2021

Tensions rise between Spain and Morocco over record number of migrants
# Migrants
# Migrants

Tensions rise between Spain and Morocco over record number of migrants

May 20th 2021, 12:55 PM 15,817 Views 12 Comments

The 8,000 migrants landed on the shores of the Spanish city of Ceuta on the North African Coast and many have since been returned to Morocco.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Tuesday 27 April, 2021

'I felt alone as a woman': von der Leyen says Turkey chair controversy wouldn't have happened to a man
# Sofagate
# Sofagate

'I felt alone as a woman': von der Leyen says Turkey chair controversy wouldn't have happened to a man

Apr 27th 2021, 7:27 AM 35,012 Views 33 Comments

The commission president was denied a chair at top-level talks in Ankara this month.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Monday 26 April, 2021

Ursula von der Leyen says fully vaccinated US tourists will be able to visit the EU
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# Holiday! Celebrate!

Ursula von der Leyen says fully vaccinated US tourists will be able to visit the EU

Apr 26th 2021, 9:13 AM 25,844 Views 42 Comments

Individual member states are likely to adopt the EU’s Green Cert plans at a different pace.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

Vaccine boost: Ireland to get over 500,000 additional Pfizer doses as part of wider EU agreement
# Good News
# Good News

Vaccine boost: Ireland to get over 500,000 additional Pfizer doses as part of wider EU agreement

Updated Apr 14th 2021, 5:40 PM 76,935 Views 124 Comments
  • Pfizer is bringing forward the delivery of 50 million doses to the EU starting this month
  • The EU is negotiating with for 1.8 billion doses of a 'second-generation' of its vaccine to combat variants

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Wednesday 17 March, 2021

EU moves towards vaccine travel certs and more export curbs
# Vaccination Cert
# Vaccination Cert

EU moves towards vaccine travel certs and more export curbs

Updated Mar 17th 2021, 1:39 PM 37,026 Views 95 Comments

The commission is working to have the vaccine travel certificates ready by June.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Friday 19 February, 2021

EU to double funding to €1 billion for vaccine rollout in poorer countries
# Covax
# Covax

EU to double funding to €1 billion for vaccine rollout in poorer countries

Feb 19th 2021, 12:50 PM 9,176 Views 28 Comments

US President Joe Biden is also set to introduce significant funding for Covax.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

EU buys up to 300 million extra Covid-19 vaccine doses from Moderna
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

EU buys up to 300 million extra Covid-19 vaccine doses from Moderna

Feb 17th 2021, 4:32 PM 18,872 Views 31 Comments

European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen confirmed the purchase this afternoon.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

Von der Leyen 'deeply regrets' proposal to trigger Article 16
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Von der Leyen 'deeply regrets' proposal to trigger Article 16

Updated Feb 10th 2021, 9:28 AM 37,533 Views 48 Comments

The move was quickly reversed after much criticism from Ireland, Northern Ireland and Britain.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Monday 1 February, 2021

Timeline: How the EU provoked anger in Ireland and the UK with plans for a hard border for vaccines
# Article 16
# Article 16

Timeline: How the EU provoked anger in Ireland and the UK with plans for a hard border for vaccines

Feb 1st 2021, 6:05 PM 25,458 Views 30 Comments

The proposal caused outcry on both sides of the Irish Sea.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

EU rejects British fisheries offer of 35% fish-stock reduction over 3 years
# Brexit
# Brexit

EU rejects British fisheries offer of 35% fish-stock reduction over 3 years

Updated Dec 22nd 2020, 9:40 PM 35,256 Views 46 Comments

A Number 10 insider has described the reported compromise on fishing quotas as “b*llocks”.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Friday 18 December, 2020

Brexit: Taoiseach says 'very significant difficulties' remain as time ticks away
# Groundhog Day
# Groundhog Day

Brexit: Taoiseach says 'very significant difficulties' remain as time ticks away

Updated Dec 18th 2020, 7:11 PM 21,619 Views 25 Comments

Michel Barnier said earlier: “There is a chance of getting an agreement but the path to such an agreement is very narrow.”

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

'We have found a way forward': Ursula von der Leyen says path to a Brexit agreement is in sight
# Brexit
# Brexit

'We have found a way forward': Ursula von der Leyen says path to a Brexit agreement is in sight

Dec 16th 2020, 9:10 AM 36,125 Views 37 Comments

The European Commission president addressed the European Parliament this morning.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Sunday 13 December, 2020

Brexit trade talks to continue but Johnson says two sides remain 'very far apart'
# Brexit
# Brexit

Brexit trade talks to continue but Johnson says two sides remain 'very far apart'

Updated Dec 13th 2020, 3:12 PM 33,957 Views 45 Comments

The legal date for the UK to leave the Customs Union and Single Market is 31 December.

Brexit trade talks deadline arrives as key issues still remain
# Brexit
# Brexit

Brexit trade talks deadline arrives as key issues still remain

Dec 13th 2020, 8:35 AM 10,602 Views 44 Comments

Boris Johnson is due to speak with European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen later today.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Saturday 12 December, 2020

Conservative anger over Navy no-deal threat as trade negotiations enter final days
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# Agreement

Conservative anger over Navy no-deal threat as trade negotiations enter final days

Updated Dec 12th 2020, 2:04 PM 68,886 Views 137 Comments
  • A decision on the talks should be reached by tomorrow.
  • Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen have both said a no-deal outcome is likely.
  • The UK and EU have "not yet found the solutions" to differences on fisheries, von der Leyen said.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Thursday 10 December, 2020

Brexit: Boris Johnson warns there is 'strong possibility' that trade deal will not be struck with EU
# Brexit
# Brexit

Brexit: Boris Johnson warns there is 'strong possibility' that trade deal will not be struck with EU

Updated Dec 10th 2020, 6:00 PM 23,608 Views 48 Comments
  • UK and EU to "come to a decision" on trade negotiations by Sunday
  • Micheál Martin says he doesn't expect a 'lengthy discussion' on Brexit at today's European Council meeting
  • Senior Downing Street source says it is “unclear” if differences can be bridged

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Wednesday 9 December, 2020

Brexit: 'Large gaps' remain after tonight's talks end between Johnson and von der Leyen
# Deal Or No Deal
# Deal Or No Deal

Brexit: 'Large gaps' remain after tonight's talks end between Johnson and von der Leyen

Updated Dec 9th 2020, 10:44 PM 42,210 Views 65 Comments
  • The two leaders aimed to break ongoing deadlock ahead of EU summit tomorrow
  • Negotiations stalled on fishing rights, the level playing-field and how trade disputes are to be resolved
  • Cabinet minister Michael Gove says EU will have to give ground if there is to be a breakthrough

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

Brexit: Boris Johnson will fly to Brussels tomorrow for dinner meeting with Ursula von der Leyen
# Brexit
# Brexit

Brexit: Boris Johnson will fly to Brussels tomorrow for dinner meeting with Ursula von der Leyen

Updated Dec 8th 2020, 6:00 PM 30,826 Views 48 Comments
  • British PM and Ursula von der Leyen will meet ahead of an EU summit on Thursday
  • UK and EU agree deal 'in principle' to manage post-Brexit trade with Northern Ireland
  • Differences between the sides remain on the level playing field, fisheries and governance

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Saturday 5 December, 2020

Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen to hold emergency talks on Brexit deal
# Brexit
# Brexit

Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen to hold emergency talks on Brexit deal

Dec 5th 2020, 7:20 AM 12,693 Views 20 Comments

Negotiators from both sides said conditions for an agreement had still not been met.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Covid-19: European Union 'could approve' two vaccines by the middle of December
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# Coronavirus

Covid-19: European Union 'could approve' two vaccines by the middle of December

Nov 19th 2020, 10:28 PM 22,905 Views 93 Comments

EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen announced the possibility today.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Monday 16 November, 2020

Covid-19: EU to sign contract with German pharmaceutical company for fifth potential vaccine
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: EU to sign contract with German pharmaceutical company for fifth potential vaccine

Nov 16th 2020, 6:31 PM 25,986 Views 60 Comments

Ursula von der Leyen confirmed the deal would be signed in a video message today.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Saturday 7 November, 2020

EU chief and Boris Johnson agree to ‘redouble efforts’ to reach a deal in trade talks
# Brexit Trade Talks
# Brexit Trade Talks

EU chief and Boris Johnson agree to ‘redouble efforts’ to reach a deal in trade talks

Updated Nov 7th 2020, 3:43 PM 22,901 Views 22 Comments

The briefing is seen as a key moment in the discussions after negotiations derailed in October.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Monday 5 October, 2020

Ursula von der Leyen in isolation after contact with Covid-19-infected person
# European Commission
# European Commission

Ursula von der Leyen in isolation after contact with Covid-19-infected person

Oct 5th 2020, 8:52 AM 20,533 Views 14 Comments

The European Commission President said she tested negative for the virus last week and will undergo another test today.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Sunday 4 October, 2020

Poll: As the EU and the UK enter last-ditch talks, do you think there will be a Brexit trade deal?
# End Game
# End Game

Poll: As the EU and the UK enter last-ditch talks, do you think there will be a Brexit trade deal?

Oct 4th 2020, 9:15 AM 56,300 Views 47 Comments

Both sides agreed to renew their efforts to reach a compromise yesterday.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Saturday 3 October, 2020

UK and EU promise 'intensive' negotiations in bid to reach agreement on key issues
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK and EU promise 'intensive' negotiations in bid to reach agreement on key issues

Updated Oct 3rd 2020, 3:35 PM 34,021 Views 23 Comments

Yesterday, Ursula von der Leyen warned that time was running out.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Thursday 1 October, 2020

Brexit: European Commission begins legal action against UK over Internal Market Bill
# Brexit
# Brexit

Brexit: European Commission begins legal action against UK over Internal Market Bill

Oct 1st 2020, 10:06 AM 41,200 Views 67 Comments

The Bill threatens to overwrites parts of the Withdrawal Agreement, which the UK government admitted was a breach of international law.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Proposed EU traffic light system for air travel 'is still a bit up in the air', says Tánaiste
# Aviation Industry
# Aviation Industry

Proposed EU traffic light system for air travel 'is still a bit up in the air', says Tánaiste

Sep 23rd 2020, 1:10 PM 22,162 Views 26 Comments

Varadkar said he is worried about Cork and Shannon airports bouncing back from Covid.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Friday 18 September, 2020

Brexit: Ursula von der Leyen remaining positive despite Boris Johnson's 'unpleasant surprise'
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# Across The Channel

Brexit: Ursula von der Leyen remaining positive despite Boris Johnson's 'unpleasant surprise'

Sep 18th 2020, 11:22 AM 21,144 Views 13 Comments

Von der Leyen said the UK Internal Market Bill had “distracted very strongly” from the upcoming deadline.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

'More conservative than she appears to be': Who is Mairead McGuinness, Ireland's new EU commissioner?
# Euro Star
# Euro Star

'More conservative than she appears to be': Who is Mairead McGuinness, Ireland's new EU commissioner?

Sep 8th 2020, 6:00 PM 37,066 Views 30 Comments

Ursula von der Leyen said that McGuinness has “significant political experience on EU issues”.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Monday 7 September, 2020

Why is the UK threatening to roll back on the 'Northern Ireland Protocol' and what does it mean for Brexit trade talks?
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# Explainer

Why is the UK threatening to roll back on the 'Northern Ireland Protocol' and what does it mean for Brexit trade talks?

Sep 7th 2020, 1:48 PM 27,851 Views 49 Comments

EU-UK trade talks are set to start up again tomorrow.

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