About: Ursula von der Leyen

Politics 16-04-2021

Tweets of the Week: Open Bars, Vaccine News, Halloumi

Those Brussels bar terraces better be roomy, the EU vaccine news is a smidgen less gloomy and delivering world peace, all hail Halloumi!
Politics 09-04-2021

Tweets of the Week: Sofa-gate, Northern Ireland, Eurostar

In Ankara VDL is denied a chair, Northern Ireland violence is hard to bear and Eurostar's failing and the Brits don’t care.
Politics 12-02-2021

Tweets of the Week: Vaccine Mistakes, Russia Aftermath, OpenLux

Von der Leyen still dodges the blame, Borrell’s Russia excuses are incredibly lame and Luxembourg tax scandal is EU’s shame.
Politics 05-02-2021

Tweets of the Week: Mario Draghi, Article 16, EU Cancer Plan

Italy turns to former financier, Article 16 is not the answer and EU steps up plans to fight cancer.
Politics 21-12-2020

A look-back at 2020

2020 is nearly over. Coronavirus has dominated all the news over the last 12 months but plenty more happened besides. Sam Morgan saves you the trauma of trying to remember it yourselves and looks back at what happened in 2020.
Politics 11-12-2020

Tweets of the Week: Brexit Dinner, Vaccine Winner and Single Seat

Boris and Ursula have ill-fated dinner, UK bizarrely claims it’s the world vaccine winner, and in the single seat row things have rarely been grimmer.

European Green Deal: delivering ambitions through a System Change Compass

The European Green Deal is Europe’s strategy for long-term prosperity. To fully deliver that ambition, The Club of Rome and SYSTEMIQ are proposing a System Change Compass. Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Co-President of The Club of Rome, and Janez Potocnik, SYSTEMIQ Partner...
Politics 09-10-2020

Tweets of the Week: Quarantined VDL, Barless Brussels, Happy Commissioner Reshuffle

Ursula Von der Leyen is all on her own, Brussels becomes a booze-free zone and the reshuffled Commission is what we’d already known. 
Politics 18-09-2020

Tweets of the Week: SOTEU, Forest Cities, Good Friday Agreement

In her state of the union, VDL aims to please, Trump thinks Vienna is nothing but trees and Dominic Raab has us all thinking jeez!
Politics 04-09-2020

Tweets of the Week: Rentrée, Phil Hogan, Merkel on Navalny

Happy September it’s good to be back, except for Big Phil, ‘cause he got the sack, and Angela Merkel condemns novichok attack.
Politics 20-08-2020

EU to impose sanctions over election fraud in Belarus

The European Union does not recognise the results of Belarus elections and would shortly impose sanctions on those who were involved in electoral fraud and repression of protests, the European Council chief said on Wednesday.

Politics 10-07-2020

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

VDL’s video is a step too far, Merkel’s Parliament performance raises the bar and Michel Barnier is back on the Eurostar.
Politics 29-05-2020

Tweets of the Week: Election Anniversary, Cummings, Next Generation EU

One year since elections has left us all scarred, a trip during lockdown hits Cummings rep hard, and Ursula von der Leyen channels Jean-Luc Picard.
Politics 24-04-2020

Tweets of the Week: EU Corona Plans, Earth Day, Oil Prices

COVID-19 crisis continues, you all know the score, EarthDay reminds us, we could all do much more, and the global oil price drops through the floor.
Politics 10-01-2020

Tweets of the Week: Iran Responses, VDL in London, Megxit

Soleimani airstrike causes international strain, VDL heads to London by taking a plane, and Harry and Meghan decide being Royal’s a pain.  
Politics 13-12-2019

Tweets of the Week: Climate Actions, Macron Turtleneck and UK Election

Climate activists set out their goals, Macron’s jumper amuses style trolls, and the great British public goes to the polls.
Politics 17-09-2019

EPP boss backs ‘European way of life’ job title

European People’s Party leader Manfred Weber lent his full support to the ‘Protecting the European Way of Life’ job title on Tuesday (17 September), insisting it is the best way to combat far-right narratives. The Bavarian politician told reporters: “is...
Politics 06-09-2019

Tweets of the Week: Westminster debacle, Italy’s new government, and VDL’s squad

This week, Westminster debacle left us all slack-jawed, Italy’s new government is a little bit odd, and Vdl has her full Commission squad.
Politics 19-07-2019

Tweets of the Week: von der Leyen gets confirmed, Brexit MEPs get fussy, Selmayr steps down

This week, nomination has MEPs at each others’ throats; though Von de Leyen’s speech in Parliament hits all the right notes; but she only squeezes by with a minuscule nine votes.