Von der Leyen flexes green business muscles before EU polls
17 September 2023 | 10:41 am
Ursula von der Leyen used the biggest speech in the EU calendar to go to bat for green industry, sounding like a European Commission president with an eye on a second term. Some listeners missed new climate ambitions.
13 Jul 2019
European Council President Donald Tusk told the European Parliament that the choice for the EU's top post was made democratically. Many MEPs are deeply unhappy with the German defense minister's nomination.
10 Aug 2019
The incoming head of the European Commission said "effective and humane" measures are needed to solve the thorny issue of migration. Italy in particular has been calling for the EU's asylum rules to be changed.
1 Dec 2019
The European Parliament voted in favor of Ursula von der Leyen's new commission on Wednesday, after a months fraught with uncertainty for the German lawmaker. The new commission will take over on December 1.
28 Nov 2020
Ursula von der Leyen, the European Commission president, has told MEPs that a no-deal Brexit remains a possibility, but that the next days will be 'decisive' as to whether negotiators can strike an agreement with the UK.
10 Mar 2021
Italy's blocking of coronavirus jabs from being shipped to Australia was not necessarily a "one-off," European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen says. She blames AstraZeneca for failing to meet its delivery targets.
1 May 2021
EU Commission head Ursula von der Leyen said she felt "hurt" and "alone" after being left without a seat in Ankara. The incident reflects a bigger problem with gender equality, according to the top EU official.
16 Sep 2021
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the EU's vaccination drive was done "the right way" and vowed to donate 200 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to low-income countries.
20 Mar 2022
"It cannot be that an autocrat attacks a sovereign country which has the right to the integrity of its territory." That's the firm response directed at Russia from the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. Speaking exclusively to FRANCE 24 about the war in Ukraine, the EU leader added that "democracy is standing up against autocracy and therefore we stand as one".
1 May 2022
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is in New Delhi for her first official visit. She is set to hold talks on climate change, trade and security.
20 Nov 2022
A photoshopped magazine cover from Stern magazine, features Ursula von der Leyen as 'Europe's most criminal woman.' While the publication does exist, the real cover features Italy's Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni, not Ursula von der Leyen. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is visiting Canada and the United States, eyeing new supplies of critical raw materials and assurances on long-term backing for Ukraine.
French President Emmanuel Macron, accompanied by EU's Ursula von der Leyen, is traveling to China in hopes of dissuading Beijing from backing Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Tough trade talks are also expected.
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As part of the so-called AUKUS (Australia-UK-US) security pact, the partners will supply nuclear submarines to Australia beginning in the early 2030s in an attempt to counter growing Chinese military ambitions across the Indo-Pacific.
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Simmering tensions between India and Canada over a Sikh separatist movement could spill into India's 2024 election season.
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The Democratic Republic of Congo wants to process its own raw materials rather than simply exporting them. To succeed, the country needs roads, electricity and skilled workers.
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A nationwide vaccination campaign against bird flu in ducks kicked off in France on Monday, with the country hoping to put an end to costly mass culls. But the poultry industry is risking a trade backlash.
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Bavarians are known for their independence. The political expression of this is the Christian Social Union — the regional conservative party and feisty southern sibling to Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats.
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After a last-minute budget deal avoided another possible government shutdown in the United States, Republican infighting about the House speaker's future could end up benefiting Democrats. We also take a look at why Slovakia's elections are just the latest development suggesting unconditional Western aid to Ukraine could soon come to an end. Plus, we finish with a surprising fact about surgery: women make better surgeons than men.