Ursula von der Leyen

EU chief says key to energy crisis is pushing Green Deal

EU chief wanted the bloc to double down on a swift transition to clean energy from wind and sun, which can be domestically produced and will ultimately be a lot cheaper than imported fossil fuels.

published on : 20th October 2021

Polish PM accuses EU of 'blackmail' in clash over bloc's laws

The ferocious row, played out in the European Parliament, underlined the seriousness of the issue which both Brussels and Warsaw say threatens the cohesion of the 27-nation bloc.

published on : 19th October 2021

EU earmarks 30 billion euros for health crisis agency

EU is planning to be prepared and not get caught off guard by crises like the sudden onset of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, which led to its lagging behind the US and UK in vaccinating its adults.

published on : 16th September 2021

''No journalist should die'': EU calls for better media safety

Murders of reporters remain rare in Europe, but the killings of journalists in Slovakia and Malta in recent years have raised concerns about reporters’ safety in developed, democratic societies.

published on : 16th September 2021

Stung by Afghan debacle, EU forges ahead with security plans

Earlier this month, EU ministers debated creating a standby EU force of around 5,000 troops to deploy in crises like the one at Kabul airport.

published on : 15th September 2021

EU pledges 200 million more COVID vaccine doses to Africa

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Wednesday that the new donation to be fully delivered by the middle of next year comes on top of 250 million already pledged.

published on : 15th September 2021

70 per cent of adults in our bloc have taken at least one dose of COVID vaccine: European Union

EU chief Ursula von der Leyen said that 57 percent of over-18s are now fully vaccinated across 27 nations.

published on : 27th July 2021

EU chief Ursula von der Leyen gives initial approval to national recovery plans

The EU's 1.1 trillion-euro ($1.3 trillion) seven-year budget from next year will also help national economies.

published on : 16th June 2021

EU yet to firm up position on patent waiver for COVID vaccines even after virtual meet with India

Secretary (West) in the Ministry of External Affairs Vikas Swarup said India will be watching the evolving EU position on the matter.

published on : 9th May 2021