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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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 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

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

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

“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

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

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Sunday 1 December, 2019

New European Commission begins fresh term under leadership of von der Leyen

The team took the reins as the 28-member union is faced with a mountain of difficulties, including Brexit.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

The new European Commission has been voted in ... here are the key players

The incoming European Commission will take office on 1 December.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Ursula von der Leyen narrowly elected as new President of the European Commission

The German defence minister will take up her post in November.

Von der Leyen 'ready' to back Brexit delay in pitch to MEPs for European Commission president bid

MEPs will vote today on whether to elect the German defence minister to the European Commission top job.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

EU leaders finally decide on nominations for top jobs

IMF chief Christine Lagarde is among the nominees.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Sunday 19 March, 2017

Germany hits back at Trump claim that it 'owes vast sums of money'

“There is no account where debts are registered with NATO,” the German Defence Minister said.