Tag: Ursula von der Leyen

President von der Leyen in European Parliament: ‘We now have a massive and unprecedented financial firepower’

President von der Leyen in European Parliament: ‘We now have a massive and unprecedented financial firepower’

| July 24, 2020

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (pictured) spoke in the European Parliament plenary on 23 July, at the debate on the conclusions of the Special European Council meeting of 17-21 July 2020. President von der Leyen called the agreement reached “an enormous achievement” and “a European investment in our European Union”.  “I believe NextGenerationEU […]

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The European Union launches an open data-sharing platform to fight #COVID-19

The European Union launches an open data-sharing platform to fight #COVID-19

| April 20, 2020

Today (20 April)  the European Commission together with several partners launched a European COVID-19 Data Platform to enable the rapid collection and sharing of available research data. The platform, part of the ERAvsCorona Action Plan, will bring together relevant datasets for sharing and analysis in an effort to accelerate coronavirus research. It enables researchers to […]

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#Coronavirus – EU takes measures to ensure critical cross-border workers can reach their work places

#Coronavirus – EU takes measures to ensure critical cross-border workers can reach their work places

| March 30, 2020

President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen Today (30 March), the European Commission issued advice to ensure that mobile workers within the EU, in particular those in critical occupations can reach their workplace. This includes but is not limited to those working in the health care and food sectors, and other essential services […]

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#Johnson to tell EU chief – no extension to trade deal talks

#Johnson to tell EU chief – no extension to trade deal talks

| January 9, 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told European Commission Chief Ursula von der Leyen that Britain will not extend its transition out of the European Union beyond December 2020, and is not seeking a new relationship based on alignment with existing rules, writes William James. The British leader met von der Leyen in London on 8 […]

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#EuropeanCommission – von der Leyen presents list of new commissioners

#EuropeanCommission – von der Leyen presents list of new commissioners

| September 9, 2019

European Commission President Juncker meets President-elect Ursula von der Leyen President-elect Ursula von der Leyen today (9 September) formally presented her draft list of commissioners-designate, however, Commission watchers will have to wait until tomorrow to find out the portfolio of each one, writes Catherine Feore.   Although politically neutral, Commissioners reflect the political balance of the EU. […]

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Major engagement initiative to be launched in first three months of new #Commission 

Major engagement initiative to be launched in first three months of new #Commission 

| September 2, 2019

The European Commission intends to launch an EU-wide campaign of engagement with citizens to present its political priorities in its ‘first hundred days’ of office, writes Catherine Feore.   In a draft document outlining the European Commission’s priorities, the next Commission will agree on what they describe as a ‘joint narrative’ at their first college seminar, which […]

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#UrsulaVonDerLeyen presents her vision to MEPs

#UrsulaVonDerLeyen presents her vision to MEPs

| July 16, 2019

In a debate with MEPs, Ursula von der Leyen outlined her vision as Commission President. MEPs will vote on her nomination, held by secret paper ballot, at 18h. Ursula von der Leyen outlined her political priorities, if elected as Commission President, to MEPs in Strasbourg this morning. Here is a selection of the topics she mentioned […]

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