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#Ursula von der Leyen

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Yesterday’s News

Vaccine boost: Ireland to get over 500,000 additional Pfizer doses as part of wider EU agreement
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Vaccine boost: Ireland to get over 500,000 additional Pfizer doses as part of wider EU agreement

Updated 10 hours ago 72,915 Views 125 Comments
  • Pfizer is bringing forward the delivery of 50 million doses to the EU starting this month
  • The EU is negotiating with for 1.8 billion doses of a 'second-generation' of its vaccine to combat variants

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Wednesday 17 March, 2021

EU moves towards vaccine travel certs and more export curbs
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EU moves towards vaccine travel certs and more export curbs

Updated Mar 17th 2021, 1:39 PM 36,885 Views 95 Comments

The commission is working to have the vaccine travel certificates ready by June.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Friday 19 February, 2021

EU to double funding to €1 billion for vaccine rollout in poorer countries
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EU to double funding to €1 billion for vaccine rollout in poorer countries

Feb 19th 2021, 12:50 PM 9,127 Views 28 Comments

US President Joe Biden is also set to introduce significant funding for Covax.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

EU buys up to 300 million extra Covid-19 vaccine doses from Moderna
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EU buys up to 300 million extra Covid-19 vaccine doses from Moderna

Feb 17th 2021, 4:32 PM 18,811 Views 31 Comments

European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen confirmed the purchase this afternoon.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

Von der Leyen 'deeply regrets' proposal to trigger Article 16
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Von der Leyen 'deeply regrets' proposal to trigger Article 16

Updated Feb 10th 2021, 9:28 AM 37,379 Views 48 Comments

The move was quickly reversed after much criticism from Ireland, Northern Ireland and Britain.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Monday 1 February, 2021

Timeline: How the EU provoked anger in Ireland and the UK with plans for a hard border for vaccines
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Timeline: How the EU provoked anger in Ireland and the UK with plans for a hard border for vaccines

Feb 1st 2021, 6:05 PM 23,101 Views 30 Comments

The proposal caused outcry on both sides of the Irish Sea.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

EU rejects British fisheries offer of 35% fish-stock reduction over 3 years
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EU rejects British fisheries offer of 35% fish-stock reduction over 3 years

Updated Dec 22nd 2020, 9:40 PM 35,249 Views 46 Comments

A Number 10 insider has described the reported compromise on fishing quotas as “b*llocks”.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Friday 18 December, 2020

Brexit: Taoiseach says 'very significant difficulties' remain as time ticks away
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Brexit: Taoiseach says 'very significant difficulties' remain as time ticks away

Updated Dec 18th 2020, 7:11 PM 21,583 Views 25 Comments

Michel Barnier said earlier: “There is a chance of getting an agreement but the path to such an agreement is very narrow.”

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

'We have found a way forward': Ursula von der Leyen says path to a Brexit agreement is in sight
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'We have found a way forward': Ursula von der Leyen says path to a Brexit agreement is in sight

Dec 16th 2020, 9:10 AM 36,073 Views 37 Comments

The European Commission president addressed the European Parliament this morning.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Sunday 13 December, 2020

Brexit trade talks to continue but Johnson says two sides remain 'very far apart'
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Brexit trade talks to continue but Johnson says two sides remain 'very far apart'

Updated Dec 13th 2020, 3:12 PM 33,944 Views 45 Comments

The legal date for the UK to leave the Customs Union and Single Market is 31 December.

Brexit trade talks deadline arrives as key issues still remain
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Brexit trade talks deadline arrives as key issues still remain

Dec 13th 2020, 8:35 AM 10,551 Views 44 Comments

Boris Johnson is due to speak with European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen later today.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Saturday 12 December, 2020

Conservative anger over Navy no-deal threat as trade negotiations enter final days
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Conservative anger over Navy no-deal threat as trade negotiations enter final days

Updated Dec 12th 2020, 2:04 PM 68,826 Views 137 Comments
  • A decision on the talks should be reached by tomorrow.
  • Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen have both said a no-deal outcome is likely.
  • The UK and EU have "not yet found the solutions" to differences on fisheries, von der Leyen said.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Thursday 10 December, 2020

Brexit: Boris Johnson warns there is 'strong possibility' that trade deal will not be struck with EU
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Brexit: Boris Johnson warns there is 'strong possibility' that trade deal will not be struck with EU

Updated Dec 10th 2020, 6:00 PM 23,597 Views 48 Comments
  • UK and EU to "come to a decision" on trade negotiations by Sunday
  • Micheál Martin says he doesn't expect a 'lengthy discussion' on Brexit at today's European Council meeting
  • Senior Downing Street source says it is “unclear” if differences can be bridged

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Wednesday 9 December, 2020

Brexit: 'Large gaps' remain after tonight's talks end between Johnson and von der Leyen
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# Deal Or No Deal

Brexit: 'Large gaps' remain after tonight's talks end between Johnson and von der Leyen

Updated Dec 9th 2020, 10:44 PM 42,167 Views 65 Comments
  • The two leaders aimed to break ongoing deadlock ahead of EU summit tomorrow
  • Negotiations stalled on fishing rights, the level playing-field and how trade disputes are to be resolved
  • Cabinet minister Michael Gove says EU will have to give ground if there is to be a breakthrough

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

Brexit: Boris Johnson will fly to Brussels tomorrow for dinner meeting with Ursula von der Leyen
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Brexit: Boris Johnson will fly to Brussels tomorrow for dinner meeting with Ursula von der Leyen

Updated Dec 8th 2020, 6:00 PM 30,802 Views 48 Comments
  • British PM and Ursula von der Leyen will meet ahead of an EU summit on Thursday
  • UK and EU agree deal 'in principle' to manage post-Brexit trade with Northern Ireland
  • Differences between the sides remain on the level playing field, fisheries and governance

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Saturday 5 December, 2020

Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen to hold emergency talks on Brexit deal
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Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen to hold emergency talks on Brexit deal

Dec 5th 2020, 7:20 AM 12,690 Views 20 Comments

Negotiators from both sides said conditions for an agreement had still not been met.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Covid-19: European Union 'could approve' two vaccines by the middle of December
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Covid-19: European Union 'could approve' two vaccines by the middle of December

Nov 19th 2020, 10:28 PM 22,895 Views 93 Comments

EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen announced the possibility today.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Monday 16 November, 2020

Covid-19: EU to sign contract with German pharmaceutical company for fifth potential vaccine
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Covid-19: EU to sign contract with German pharmaceutical company for fifth potential vaccine

Nov 16th 2020, 6:31 PM 25,976 Views 60 Comments

Ursula von der Leyen confirmed the deal would be signed in a video message today.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Saturday 7 November, 2020

EU chief and Boris Johnson agree to ‘redouble efforts’ to reach a deal in trade talks
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# Brexit Trade Talks

EU chief and Boris Johnson agree to ‘redouble efforts’ to reach a deal in trade talks

Updated Nov 7th 2020, 3:43 PM 22,898 Views 22 Comments

The briefing is seen as a key moment in the discussions after negotiations derailed in October.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Monday 5 October, 2020

Ursula von der Leyen in isolation after contact with Covid-19-infected person
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Ursula von der Leyen in isolation after contact with Covid-19-infected person

Oct 5th 2020, 8:52 AM 20,502 Views 14 Comments

The European Commission President said she tested negative for the virus last week and will undergo another test today.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Sunday 4 October, 2020

Poll: As the EU and the UK enter last-ditch talks, do you think there will be a Brexit trade deal?
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Poll: As the EU and the UK enter last-ditch talks, do you think there will be a Brexit trade deal?

Oct 4th 2020, 9:15 AM 56,273 Views 47 Comments

Both sides agreed to renew their efforts to reach a compromise yesterday.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Saturday 3 October, 2020

UK and EU promise 'intensive' negotiations in bid to reach agreement on key issues
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UK and EU promise 'intensive' negotiations in bid to reach agreement on key issues

Updated Oct 3rd 2020, 3:35 PM 34,012 Views 23 Comments

Yesterday, Ursula von der Leyen warned that time was running out.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Thursday 1 October, 2020

Brexit: European Commission begins legal action against UK over Internal Market Bill
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Brexit: European Commission begins legal action against UK over Internal Market Bill

Oct 1st 2020, 10:06 AM 41,157 Views 67 Comments

The Bill threatens to overwrites parts of the Withdrawal Agreement, which the UK government admitted was a breach of international law.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Proposed EU traffic light system for air travel 'is still a bit up in the air', says Tánaiste
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Proposed EU traffic light system for air travel 'is still a bit up in the air', says Tánaiste

Sep 23rd 2020, 1:10 PM 22,144 Views 26 Comments

Varadkar said he is worried about Cork and Shannon airports bouncing back from Covid.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Friday 18 September, 2020

Brexit: Ursula von der Leyen remaining positive despite Boris Johnson's 'unpleasant surprise'
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Brexit: Ursula von der Leyen remaining positive despite Boris Johnson's 'unpleasant surprise'

Sep 18th 2020, 11:22 AM 21,139 Views 13 Comments

Von der Leyen said the UK Internal Market Bill had “distracted very strongly” from the upcoming deadline.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

'More conservative than she appears to be': Who is Mairead McGuinness, Ireland's new EU commissioner?
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'More conservative than she appears to be': Who is Mairead McGuinness, Ireland's new EU commissioner?

Sep 8th 2020, 6:00 PM 36,996 Views 30 Comments

Ursula von der Leyen said that McGuinness has “significant political experience on EU issues”.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Monday 7 September, 2020

Why is the UK threatening to roll back on the 'Northern Ireland Protocol' and what does it mean for Brexit trade talks?
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Why is the UK threatening to roll back on the 'Northern Ireland Protocol' and what does it mean for Brexit trade talks?

Sep 7th 2020, 1:48 PM 27,824 Views 49 Comments

EU-UK trade talks are set to start up again tomorrow.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Friday 4 September, 2020

Mairead McGuinness and Andrew McDowell named as Ireland's nominees to replace Phil Hogan as EU Commissioner
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Mairead McGuinness and Andrew McDowell named as Ireland's nominees to replace Phil Hogan as EU Commissioner

Updated Sep 4th 2020, 7:25 PM 86,961 Views 130 Comments

The government has been discussing the matter for a number of days.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Friday 28 August, 2020

The new commissioner: Who's in the running for Phil Hogan's job - and will Ireland keep the crucial trade portfolio?
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The new commissioner: Who's in the running for Phil Hogan's job - and will Ireland keep the crucial trade portfolio?

Aug 28th 2020, 12:05 AM 31,240 Views 46 Comments

Picking a successor could be politically fraught.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Thursday 27 August, 2020

Von der Leyen says government must propose a woman and a man as candidates to replace Phil Hogan
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Von der Leyen says government must propose a woman and a man as candidates to replace Phil Hogan

Updated Aug 27th 2020, 10:10 AM 98,653 Views 209 Comments

Phil Hogan resigned as Trade Commissioner last night.

From a trickle to a torrent: How days of revelations made Phil Hogan's position untenable
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# Unrelenting Pressure

From a trickle to a torrent: How days of revelations made Phil Hogan's position untenable

Aug 27th 2020, 9:33 AM 24,069 Views 58 Comments

The unending revelations from GolfGate took a toll on the trade commissioner.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Taoiseach will not 'seek to influence' EU Commission President's decision on Phil Hogan
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Taoiseach will not 'seek to influence' EU Commission President's decision on Phil Hogan

Updated Aug 26th 2020, 12:30 PM 49,368 Views 184 Comments

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said that the government has lost confidence in the Trade Commissioner.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

Phil Hogan set for TV interview and expresses hope he can remain as EU Trade Commissioner
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Phil Hogan set for TV interview and expresses hope he can remain as EU Trade Commissioner

Updated Aug 25th 2020, 5:24 PM 68,155 Views 104 Comments

Ursula von der Leyen had requested further clarifications from Hogan on the golfgate controversy.

Timeline: How Phil Hogan spent his time in Ireland and where he travelled to
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Timeline: How Phil Hogan spent his time in Ireland and where he travelled to

Aug 25th 2020, 3:17 PM 38,149 Views 69 Comments

The EU Commissioner has issued a statement about his movements during his time in Ireland.

Golfgate: Read Phil Hogan's full statement to Ursula von der Leyen on his Irish visit
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Golfgate: Read Phil Hogan's full statement to Ursula von der Leyen on his Irish visit

Aug 25th 2020, 2:52 PM 59,068 Views 149 Comments

Hogan has come under increasing pressure to explain his movements to and from the Oireachtas Golf Society event.

# ursula-von-der-leyen - Thursday 9 July, 2020

EU leaders remain divided on plans for a €750 billion recovery fund ahead of a vital summit meeting
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EU leaders remain divided on plans for a €750 billion recovery fund ahead of a vital summit meeting

Jul 9th 2020, 3:38 PM 8,252 Views 14 Comments

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte leads a bloc of countries opposed to the deal.

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

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

May 27th 2020, 7:43 AM 11,867 Views 40 Comments

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
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# Lifting The Lockdown

Taoiseach discusses lockdown exit and foreign travel restrictions with EC President

May 17th 2020, 8:34 PM 45,888 Views 49 Comments

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
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# Covid-19 Epicentre

EU Commission boss unveils road map to exit coronavirus restrictions

Updated Apr 15th 2020, 1:22 PM 51,171 Views 65 Comments

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'
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Covid-19: EU raises risk level to 'moderate to high'

Mar 2nd 2020, 12:04 PM 50,016 Views 111 Comments

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control updated the risk level facing the EU.

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