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# Ursula von der Leyen

Last week
16th June 2024 - 22nd June 2024
FF MEPs to stick to position on von der Leyen as Martin says he'll 'engage' with them on vote
Informal EU leaders' summit ends without agreement on top jobs
Taoiseach Simon Harris to visit Brussels as EU leaders meet informally to discuss top jobs
This month
June 2024
EU sanctions for Israel? A 'non-starter' for now says one expert
This year
'Highly likely' more EU states will recognise Palestine, Harris says after von der Leyen meeting
Debunked: Nazis falsely identified as members of Ursula von der Leyen’s family
Simon Harris to meet Ursula von der Leyen today with Palestine 'high on the agenda'
Fianna Fáil MEP accuses Ursula von der Leyen of ‘silence’ on genocide case against Israel
'Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater': Candidates clash on 2nd term for von der Leyen
Aid ship from Cyprus 'ready' to sail for Gaza through maritime corridor
The head of the European Commission expressed hope that a maritime corridor could open tomorrow, although details remained unclear.
US President Joe Biden said on Thursday that the US military would build a "temporary pier" off Gaza's coast to bring in aid.
A humanitarian aid airdrop in the north of Gaza killed five people and wounded 10 yesterday.
Taoiseach and most FG MEPs back a second von der Leyen term - but issues raised over Gaza stance
'One visit' to Israel not a reason to oppose von der Leyen’s second term bid, says McGrath
Ireland and Spain ask for urgent review of EU's trade deal with Israel amid 'grave' Rafah threat
In a letter sent to the European Commission president, Varadkar also called for an ‘immediate humanitarian ceasefire’.
EU chief says Ukraine needs 'predictable financing' as questions swirl over future support
Last year
EU pays final tranche of Ukraine support, leaving country without European finance as of next month
'How many Palestinians have to be killed?' Pleas for end to Israeli bombardment at Paris conference
Varadkar fears if EU reaches position to call for ceasefire it will be 'after a lot more people have died'
'I don't plan on raising it again': Varadkar rules out speaking to von der Leyen about Israel comments at EPP summit
Fianna Fáil MEPs expect 'a big shift to the right' in the upcoming elections, pushing them out
'It's not just Ursula von der Leyen, it's broader than her': Irish MEPs on European politics failing
Varadkar says some of Ursula von der Leyen's recent statements 'lacked balance'
‘A complete mess’: Irish MEPs mostly critical of von der Leyen’s response to Israel-Hamas war
'Battle of flags doesn't help’: Irish politicians condemn Israeli flag on EU Commission building
Ursula von der Leyen and PM Giorgia Meloni tour migrant centre on Italian island of Lampedusa
EU Chief Ursula von der Leyen to visit Italian island struggling with migrant arrivals
Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary gets pied in Brussels before European Commission protest
Zelenskyy thanks Council of Europe for 'damages register' and calls for additional fighter jets
'I can count on you to bring Russia to its senses', Macron tells Xi Jinping in China
D-Day for Protocol talks as von der Leyen visits Sunak to tackle 'complex challenges'
Hailed as a hero at EU summit, Zelenskyy urges faster arms supplies
EU prepares more Russia sanctions as Kremlin readies offensive
Croatia switches to the euro and enters Europe's passport-free zone
All time
Von der Leyen quotes The Saw Doctors when speaking about Brexit in the Dáil
Ursula von der Leyen thanks Irish people for their support in welcoming Ukrainian refugees
Ursula von der Leyen to address TDs and Senators on visit to Dublin
EU seeks trade sanctions on Russia over ‘sham’ Ukraine votes
EU plans 'comprehensive reform' of electricity market as MEPs back higher renewables target
EU set to decide on Ukraine's bid to join bloc next week, says von der Leyen
EU proposes 300 billion-euro roadmap to ditch Russian energy
Russia continues assault on east Ukraine as Finland moves towards joining Nato