Von der Leyen warns against democratic backsliding without mentioning Hungary

By |marec 31st, 2020|authoritarian regime, coronavirus, Hungary, illiberal democracy, News, Ursula von der Leyen|

European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen warned on Tuesday (31 March) that coronavirus emergency measures by EU countries must be “limited”, after Hungary’s nationalist leader Viktor Orbán took on sweeping powers. “Democracy cannot work without free and independent media,”...

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EU lists ‘critical workers’ needing to cross borders

By |marec 31st, 2020|News, seasonal workers, Ursula von der Leyen|

The EU on Monday (30 March) released a list of "critical workers" it says must be allowed continued freedom of movement across its internal borders, despite emergency coronavirus measures.

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Brussels seeks ‘consensual’ economic response to COVID-19 crisis, shifting away from coronabonds

By |marec 31st, 2020|coronabonds, coronavirus, COVID19, EU budget, Eurogroup, MFF, News, Ursula von der Leyen|

With "all options on the table", European Commission president Ursula Von Der Leyen is looking at a consensual response among member states to the economic fallout from the COVID-19 crisis, her spokesman said on Monday (30 March), shifting away from co...

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Coronavirus-hit carmakers urge EU to pull legislative handbrake

By |marec 27th, 2020|Frans Timmermans, News, Ursula von der Leyen|

Europe’s largest auto manufacturers have argued that the coronavirus outbreak will limit their ability to comply with EU rules aimed at cleaning up the sector’s carbon footprint.

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EU Parliament votes financial assistance for countries affected by COVID-19

By |marec 27th, 2020|cohesion policy, COVID19, EU Solidarity Fund, EU structural funds, European Council, European Parliament, News, Ursula von der Leyen, Younous Omarjee|

Following an urgent procedure, the European Parliament on Thursday (26 March) almost unanimously backed two packages of financial support for countries affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

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Commission chief, MEPs slam lack of EU solidarity in COVID19 crisis 

By |marec 26th, 2020|coronavirus, COVID-19, European Parliament, News, Ursula von der Leyen|

European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen heavily criticised the lack of solidarity between member states facing the COVID19 outbreak during a debate in the European Parliament about the EU’s response to the crisis on Thursday (26 March). 

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EU warns virus could expose firms to foreign buy outs

By |marec 26th, 2020|buy-outs, China, coronavirus, economic crisis, News, United States, Ursula von der Leyen|

The head of the European Commission warned Wednesday (25 March) that the economic aftermath of the coronavirus could leave strategic private sector firms exposed to foreign takeovers.

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Keep on trucking: EU deploys ‘green lanes’ to unclog freight

By |marec 23rd, 2020|News, Ursula von der Leyen|

The European Commission issued instructions on how to unclog bottleneck border crossings on Monday (23 March), with new ‘green lanes’ aiming to keep freight moving during the coronavirus outbreak.

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EU open to ‘coronabonds’ to cushion economic fallout – von der Leyen

By |marec 20th, 2020|coronabonds, coronavirus, Eurozone, News, Ursula von der Leyen|

The European Commission is ready to consider backing common debt issuance in the eurozone to help the bloc weather the massive economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak, its president said on Friday (20 March).

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Coronavirus Western Front: Italy deaths hit record

By |marec 19th, 2020|China, coronavirus, Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron, Italy, News, Ursula von der Leyen, WHO|

Italy on Wednesday (18 March) reported nearly 500 new deaths from the novel coronavirus, the highest one-day official toll of any nation, as Donald Trump ordered sweeping new action against the pandemic and declared himself a war president.

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