Tag: Ursula von der Leyen

European Commission steps up coronavirus action

European Commission steps up coronavirus action

The European Commission announced an additional set of actions to contain the coronavirus pandemic which has hit the EU in a second wave more severe than the first one. “Concretely, the measures…

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Varoshia and Political Ineptitude!

Varoshia and Political Ineptitude! The political heat is on – and it’s blazing hot! During the EU’s Special Foreign Affairs Summit in Brussels (October 1st – 2nd) both Cyprus and Greece have…

EU Commission presents new migration plan

EU Commission presents new migration plan

The European Commission on Wednesday revealed a new migration plan that stresses mandatory burden sharing and sending illegal migrants back to their home countries. Ursula von der Leyen, European Commission president, called…

Margaritis Schinas and Ursula von der Leyen

European Commission elects Greek Vice President

The President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Prokopios Pavlopoulos congratulated on Friday the European Commission’s new President Ursula von der Leyen and Vice President Margaritis Schinas. In his congratulatory letter to both…

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EU Parliament elects Ursula von der Leyen as President

The European Parliament elected Ursula von der Leyen President for the next European Commission in a secret ballot yesterday, 16 July with 383 votes in favour. Ursula von der Leyen is set…

Germany and Greece boost defence co-operation 3

Germany and Greece boost defence co-operation

German Defence Minister, Ursula von der Leyen and her Greek counterpart, Evangelos Apostolakis held meetings at the Greek Ministry of Defence on Tuesday evening where they reaffirmed their strong relations and co-operation.…