Tweets of the Week: VDL on Video, Merkel in the EP, Barnier en route

By |julij 10th, 2020|Angela Merkel, News, Tweets of the week, Ursula von der Leyen|

VDL’s video is a step too far, Merkel’s Parliament performance raises the bar and Michel Barnier is back on the Eurostar.

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Merkel asks EU Parliament for ‘willingness to compromise’ ahead of mini-summit

By |julij 8th, 2020|Angela Merkel, CDU, David Sassoli, Eigenmittel, EPP, German EU presidency 2020, Green Party, News, Pandemic Recovery Fund, Ska Keller, Sven Giegold, Udo Bullmann, Ursula von der Leyen|

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was set to take part in a "mini-summit" with the leaders of the EU institutions in Brussels on Wednesday evening (8 July). It is her first trip abroad since the coronavirus crisis started, testifying to how seriously she...

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Merkel and von der Leyen: Two long-time companions guiding Europe

By |julij 3rd, 2020|Angela Merkel, Brexit, China, coronavirus, COVID-19, EU summit, European Commission, Frugal Four, German EU Presidency, health crisis, Hongkong, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, Recovery Fund, Ursula von der Leyen|

They have ruled Germany together for 15 years. Now they are at Europe's helm. With the start of the German EU Presidency, Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen have, together, forged plans to navigate Europe ou...

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Will the EU walk the talk on tackling structural racism?

By |junij 24th, 2020|Black Lives Matter, European Commission, European Network Against Racism, News, non-discrimination, Racism, Ursula von der Leyen|

As the college of commissioners will discuss racism in Europe during its weekly meeting on Wednesday (24 June), activists Karen Taylor and Amiirah Salleh-Hoddin urge the EU to take real action against the phenomenon.

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Germany’s EU presidency: A chance to boost electric cars at home and abroad

By |junij 23rd, 2020|News, Next Generation EU, Ursula von der Leyen|

Germany’s six-month-long stint at the helm of the EU Council Presidency will see it preside over talks on the Commission’s planned €750 billion recovery fund. Stef Cornelis explains why Berlin should ensure those talks result in a green agreement between...

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Von der Leyen: Chinese cyberattacks on EU hospitals ‘can’t be tolerated’

By |junij 23rd, 2020|China, coronavirus, cyber, cyberattacks, EU-China, EU-China summit, hack, hacking, News, Ursula von der Leyen|

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has accused China of leading a spate of cyberattacks against hospitals in Europe during the coronavirus outbreak, stressing that the EU will not "tolerate" such malicious activity.

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No progress on trade, investment, Hong Kong as EU wraps-up tense China summit

By |junij 22nd, 2020|Charles Michel, China, Li Keqiang, News, trade, Ursula von der Leyen, Xi Jinping|

No tangible progress was made on several key issues as leaders from the EU and China met for a tense virtual summit on Monday (22 June), amid tensions over tariffs targeting Chinese firms and Europe's fears over Beijing's growing global authority.

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No consent to ‘historic’ recovery plan without new revenues, MEPs warn

By |junij 18th, 2020|coronavirus recovery plan, EU budget, European Parliament, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, own resources, Ursula von der Leyen|

The European Parliament will only give its consent to a new EU long-term budget if the basket of own resources is increased to pay for the recovery fund, the main political groups warned in a letter addressed to EU leaders ahead of Friday's (19 June) summit. 

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Caught between US and Beijing, EU approaches challenging China summit talks

By |junij 18th, 2020|Charles Michel, China, EU-China summit, Li Keqiang, News, state subsidies, United States, Ursula von der Leyen|

While the EU is still struggling to find a common position on China, Beijing hopes to boost ‘strategic trust’ when its leaders hold a video summit with European Council President Charles Michel and Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen next...

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Johnson and von der Leyen kick the Brexit can into autumn

By |junij 15th, 2020|Boris Johnson, EU-UK trade talks, News, Ursula von der Leyen|

Trade talks between the European Union and the UK will be stepped up in July with a view to brokering a deal in the autumn, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen agreed on Monday (15 June)

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