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# 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 35,226 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 21,550 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 36,050 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 33,926 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 10,530 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
# Agreement
# Agreement

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

Updated Dec 12th 2020, 2:04 PM 68,774 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 23,592 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 42,146 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 30,779 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 12,657 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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

Nov 19th 2020, 10:28 PM 22,878 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 25,965 Views 59 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 22,896 Views 21 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 20,489 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 56,257 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 34,007 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 41,128 Views 66 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 22,131 Views 25 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'
# Across The Channel
# Across The Channel

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

Sep 18th 2020, 11:22 AM 21,137 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 36,958 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?
# Explainer
# 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 27,807 Views 49 Comments

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

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Friday 4 September, 2020

Mairead McGuinness and Andrew McDowell named as Ireland's nominees to replace Phil Hogan as EU Commissioner
# Here EU Go
# Here EU Go

Mairead McGuinness and Andrew McDowell named as Ireland's nominees to replace Phil Hogan as EU Commissioner

Updated Sep 4th 2020, 7:25 PM 86,917 Views 130 Comments

The government has been discussing the matter for a number of days.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Friday 28 August, 2020

The new commissioner: Who's in the running for Phil Hogan's job - and will Ireland keep the crucial trade portfolio?
# Phil Hogan
# Phil Hogan

The new commissioner: Who's in the running for Phil Hogan's job - and will Ireland keep the crucial trade portfolio?

Aug 28th 2020, 12:05 AM 31,171 Views 46 Comments

Picking a successor could be politically fraught.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Thursday 27 August, 2020

Von der Leyen says government must propose a woman and a man as candidates to replace Phil Hogan
# Phil Hogan
# Phil Hogan

Von der Leyen says government must propose a woman and a man as candidates to replace Phil Hogan

Updated Aug 27th 2020, 10:10 AM 98,598 Views 209 Comments

Phil Hogan resigned as Trade Commissioner last night.

From a trickle to a torrent: How days of revelations made Phil Hogan's position untenable
# Unrelenting Pressure
# Unrelenting Pressure

From a trickle to a torrent: How days of revelations made Phil Hogan's position untenable

Aug 27th 2020, 9:33 AM 24,060 Views 58 Comments

The unending revelations from GolfGate took a toll on the trade commissioner.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Taoiseach will not 'seek to influence' EU Commission President's decision on Phil Hogan
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Taoiseach will not 'seek to influence' EU Commission President's decision on Phil Hogan

Updated Aug 26th 2020, 12:30 PM 49,356 Views 184 Comments

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said that the government has lost confidence in the Trade Commissioner.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

Phil Hogan set for TV interview and expresses hope he can remain as EU Trade Commissioner
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Phil Hogan set for TV interview and expresses hope he can remain as EU Trade Commissioner

Updated Aug 25th 2020, 5:24 PM 68,142 Views 104 Comments

Ursula von der Leyen had requested further clarifications from Hogan on the golfgate controversy.

Timeline: How Phil Hogan spent his time in Ireland and where he travelled to
# 21 Days Later
# 21 Days Later

Timeline: How Phil Hogan spent his time in Ireland and where he travelled to

Aug 25th 2020, 3:17 PM 38,121 Views 68 Comments

The EU Commissioner has issued a statement about his movements during his time in Ireland.

Golfgate: Read Phil Hogan's full statement to Ursula von der Leyen on his Irish visit
# Golfgate
# Golfgate

Golfgate: Read Phil Hogan's full statement to Ursula von der Leyen on his Irish visit

Aug 25th 2020, 2:52 PM 59,039 Views 149 Comments

Hogan has come under increasing pressure to explain his movements to and from the Oireachtas Golf Society event.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Thursday 9 July, 2020

EU leaders remain divided on plans for a €750 billion recovery fund ahead of a vital summit meeting
# Frugal Four
# Frugal Four

EU leaders remain divided on plans for a €750 billion recovery fund ahead of a vital summit meeting

Jul 9th 2020, 3:38 PM 8,251 Views 14 Comments

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte leads a bloc of countries opposed to the deal.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

EU chief von der Leyen to propose €1 trillion coronavirus recovery fund
# EU
# EU

EU chief von der Leyen to propose €1 trillion coronavirus recovery fund

May 27th 2020, 7:43 AM 11,866 Views 40 Comments

It comes after Germany and France proposed a €500 billion fund instead of coronabonds – but it’s still not clear if the funds will be loans or grants.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Sunday 17 May, 2020

Taoiseach discusses lockdown exit and foreign travel restrictions with EC President
# Lifting The Lockdown
# Lifting The Lockdown

Taoiseach discusses lockdown exit and foreign travel restrictions with EC President

May 17th 2020, 8:34 PM 45,875 Views 49 Comments

He briefed her on the gradual steps Ireland is taking to reopen its economy.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

EU Commission boss unveils road map to exit coronavirus restrictions
# Covid-19 Epicentre
# Covid-19 Epicentre

EU Commission boss unveils road map to exit coronavirus restrictions

Updated Apr 15th 2020, 1:22 PM 51,167 Views 65 Comments

The guidelines come as the number of coronavirus cases in the EU reach 1 million.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Monday 2 March, 2020

Covid-19: EU raises risk level to 'moderate to high'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19: EU raises risk level to 'moderate to high'

Mar 2nd 2020, 12:04 PM 50,012 Views 111 Comments

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control updated the risk level facing the EU.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Friday 24 January, 2020

'Our friendship will remain': EU chiefs sign off on Brexit Withdrawal Agreement
# Brexit Actually
# Brexit Actually

'Our friendship will remain': EU chiefs sign off on Brexit Withdrawal Agreement

Jan 24th 2020, 8:38 AM 14,705 Views 67 Comments

The UK is set to leave the EU at the end of the month.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

Varadkar said it's 'only half-time' on Brexit as he meets new European Commission president
# Ursula Von Der Leyen
# Ursula Von Der Leyen

Varadkar said it's 'only half-time' on Brexit as he meets new European Commission president

Jan 15th 2020, 8:10 PM 13,210 Views 41 Comments

Ursula von der Leyen said this evening ‘there’s no other country in the EU that is more affected by [Brexit] than Ireland]”.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

Ursula von der Leyen plays hardball in London with the single market as a bargaining chip
# Leyen DOWN THE LAW
# Leyen DOWN THE LAW

Ursula von der Leyen plays hardball in London with the single market as a bargaining chip

Updated Jan 8th 2020, 4:15 PM 14,854 Views 9 Comments

Von der Leyen says the UK could lose access if the Brexit transition is not extended.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

Johnson's Brexit Bill expected to sail through House of Commons as MPs return post-Christmas
# Trade Deal
# Trade Deal

Johnson's Brexit Bill expected to sail through House of Commons as MPs return post-Christmas

Jan 7th 2020, 6:45 AM 7,854 Views 10 Comments

Boris Johnson does not want the Brexit transition period extended beyond December 2020, but Ireland and Europe have said this may not be realistic.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Friday 27 December, 2019

Von der Leyen 'seriously concerned' over concluding post-Brexit trade deal within 2020 deadline
# Ursula Von Der Leyen
# Ursula Von Der Leyen

Von der Leyen 'seriously concerned' over concluding post-Brexit trade deal within 2020 deadline

Dec 27th 2019, 9:50 AM 59,057 Views 56 Comments

“I am very worried given the little time we have,” Ursula von der Leyen said.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Von der Leyen's Green Deal promises a carbon-neutral EU by 2050
# EU Commission Boss
# EU Commission Boss

Von der Leyen's Green Deal promises a carbon-neutral EU by 2050

Dec 11th 2019, 2:21 PM 6,689 Views 34 Comments

At least 25% of the EU’s long-term budget should be dedicated to climate action, the EU Commission has said.

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