EU-Turkey Relations: Erdogan Left Europe Commission … "So the flaws during the financial crisis in 2008, during the migration crisis in 2015 and in the health crisis. Ursula von der Leyen - the EU chief being savaged across the continent for the bloc's shambolic vaccine roll-out - was parachuted into the job in 2019 after an erratic spell in the German cabinet. Von der Leyen, a member of the European People's Party (EPP), was selected and proposed to the European Parliament by the European Council on 3 July 2019 following a three day long negotiations between leaders of the member states. The European Commission will move to launch the EU’s proposed €750 billion recovery fund without Hungary and Poland if there’s no breakthrough in the budget deadlock at next week’s European Council, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told European Parliament President David Sassoli on Wednesday, according to two Parliament officials. EU governments have been mired in difficult discussions on how to finance recovery from a deep recession that is expected to follow the pandemic this year. FRENCH MEP Nicholas Bay has lashed out at Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and accused EU technocrats of seeking to "scapegoat" in the wake of the bloc's vaccine failures. German MEP Sergey Lagodinsky wrote of Ms von der Leyen's utterance that "'Ehm' is the new term for 'that's not how EU-Turkey relationship should be'. It comes as Ms von Der Leyen was accused of a lack of transparency in the EU's coronavirus vaccine failings in a furious attack by a Hungarian MEP. “These are not failures of the commission. “I think fundamentally she seems to be struggling with her basic narrative,” he said. You look at the polls and there [are] a lot people in the CDU who are going to lose their jobs. Last week’s events were a fresh cause of irritation for some. "It is very good to have a commitment on this but Madame President, we should have heard this speech last June. Brussels-born. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen acknowledged failings on Wednesday in the EU's approval and rollout of vaccines against COVID-19, and said the bloc had learned lessons in the process. “She is the German commissioner, it is the biggest country, she has a special role in ‘keeping Germany happy’, so there is a lot of pressure coming from there. “It has been noticed that the commission has a habit of landing things on the member states and a number of us have raised our concerns,” said a senior diplomat. “In a crisis like this, you will always have people who attempt to profit from the problems of others,” von der Leyen said during a press conference on Wednesday. Von der Leyen has come under heavy fire over the hasty adoption of measures that oblige drug companies to obtain authorization before they can send shots manufactured in the EU … Turkish President Erdogan HUMILIATES EU chief Ursula von der Leyen ****News Topic 360***** EU-Turkey Relations: Erdogan Left Europe Commission President Speechless After Humiliating Snub. The General Secretary of the right-wing National Rally party blasted the European Union's coronavirus vaccine rollout programme which has been held-up in rows with pharmaceutical companies over a lack of supplies. One of the biggest communication mistakes they made was that AstraZeneca supplies were down in the EU because they were up in the UK, which is absurd,” he said. “Sleeping in the office doesn’t make for good decisions – rather a lack of perspective and political feel,” said one. The EU faces growing cases of coronavirus vaccine fraud, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has warned, adding that the bloc is doing everything it can to tackle the trend. Express. Von der Leyen, as president of the European Commission, is head of the EU executive. order back issues and use the historic Daily Express European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen speaks during a joint news conference with EU Council President Charles Michel after … Von der Leyen was flummoxed as Recep Tayyip Erdogan and European Council president Charles Michel took two chairs in front of the EU and Turkish flags during Tuesday’s encounter in Ankara. Her aides point to the necessity of challenging a company that has fallen dramatically short on its promise of 120m doses of vaccine this quarter – just 30m are expected – and the need to confront Britain over its refusal to export any of those being made in the firm’s plants in Oxford and Staffordshire. Home of the Daily and Sunday Express. The EU executive aims to present its plans for a "digital green pass" on March 17 and to cooperate with international organisations to ensure that … We set a legal commitment to achieving a climate-neutral EU by 2050 and a mechanism to keep everybody on track. At a press conference in Brussels, Mrs von der Leyen declared: “All options are on the table. He said: "As always is the case with the failure of technocrats, looking for a scapegoat. Others, however, question the tone of the commission’s communications and the subsequent focus on the UK’s lack of exports, a country with a population a seventh the size of the EU and with a small and stuttering vaccine production line. Earlier in the session he told MEPs: "Major crises show how effective or ineffective any organisation is. With the EU commissioner on ever… When Jean-Claude Juncker, her predecessor in the commission’s Berlaymont headquarters, took aim at the EU’s error-strewn vaccine strategy last week, it prompted a tweet of appreciation from Dominic Cummings, former chief adviser to Boris Johnson and key architect of Brexit. EU-Kommissionschefin von der Leyen gibt bekannt, dass mehr als genug Vakzine geordert seien und eine neue Behörde den Kampf gegen die Pandemie verstärken soll. Ursula von der Leyen was born in Brussels in 1958, and attended the European School - a multilingual elite school for the children of diplomats and EU bureaucrats. As a ‘child of Europe’, the commission president wants to bring the bloc closer together, writes Sean O’Grady The revised regulation had not been shared with a number of capitals, coming as a fait accompli just 24 hours before a summit of leaders. Shortly after the announcement of the mechanism, von der Leyen performed a late-night U-turn to strip out that part of the plan. “We’re tired of being the scapegoat,” Von der Leyen said in a recent interview. Dear President von der Leyen, We, the undersigned, are writing as organisations working on social and racial justice in Europe to put forward our recommendations ahead of the first EU Summit on Anti-Racism on 19th March 2021. Von der Leyen, the former German defence minister who has led the EU’s executive branch since December 2019, had to make do with a second-rank seat on a … The President of European Commission Ursula von der Leyen holds a press conference on the EU's response to the coronavirus crisis at the EU headquarters in Brussels on 15 April 15, 2020. Her father Ernst Albrecht worked as one of the first European civil servants from the establishment of the European Commission in 1958, first as chef de cabinet to the European commissioner for competition Hans von der Groeben in the Hallstein Commission, and then as director-general of the Directorate-General for Competi… You can unsubscribe at any time. She also asked the new U.S. administration to work with the EU over tech regulation. EU chief Ursula von der Leyen was left "surprised" after being left without a chair during a high-level meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. "But not just AstraZeneca, Ms von der Leyen you have decided to temporarily close the Northern Irish border with Ireland. The European commission was always likely to have a difficult pandemic, without the fiscal firepower and autonomy of action of a nation state. Diplomats complain Von der Leyen may be overly concerned about sating her critics in the CDU, the centre-right political party of which she and the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, are members, ahead of September’s federal election, where the slow progress of vaccination is being seen as a vote-decider. “& if Commission, now melting down, don’t listen, UK shd NOT tit-for-tat but shd make generous offer over heads of EU leaders to EUR peoples – will bring years of goodwill, good policy & politics, & Cmsn will cave shortly after.”. europa.eu/global-response The number of vaccine doses available in the EU is expected to double to 100 million per month from April, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told Germany’s Stuttgarter Nachrichten newspaper in an interview published today. Britain’s success has heavily featured in the German media as a point of comparison. Parallel wurde der 10. All news, headlines, photos and videos on Von-Der-Leyen. Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, a senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund thinktank in Brussels, believes Von der Leyen’s gravest mistake is missing an opportunity to tell a “fantastic story” about EU openness. Präsidentin von der Leyen wurde von den Staats- und Regierungschefs der Mitgliedstaaten ernannt und nach Darlegung ihrer politischen Leitlinien vom Europäischen Parlament gewählt. ", READ MORE: They still don't get it! Forging unity within the European Union is rarely easy for a president of the European commission but Ursula von der Leyen managed at least to bring together two strange bedfellows in recent days. In vaccine production it is a mouse and the EU will very soon by far be the largest producer in the world … I think they should stop reading the Daily Mail.”, EU leaders back 'global value chains' instead of vaccine export bans. Today, President von der Leyen received the Presidents of the European Parliament, of the Council of the EU and of the European Council, in order to take stock of progress in the discussions regarding the next Multiannual Financial Framework and NextGenerationEU, and prepare the intensive interinstitutional negotiations that lie ahead. Hungarian MEP Katalin Cseh demanded the Commission President give answers to crucial questions regarding the EU's continuous failings in the coronavirus pandemic. European commission president accused of focusing too much on UK and domestic German image, Last modified on Mon 29 Mar 2021 05.09 BST. But since January, she has been engaged in a bitter row with the Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, and in turn the British government, over a shortfall in EU vaccine supplies, culminating last week in a broadening of the bloc’s powers to block exports. The EU has been exporting vaccines in support of global cooperation. Von der Leyen said that, by the end of the summer, 70 percent of adults in the 27-nation EU should have been inoculated [Yves Herman/Reuters] 10 Feb 2021 facebook Le fils aîné de ce dernier, Wolfram, prince héréditaire von der Leyen und zu Hohengeroldseck (né en 1990), est destiné à lui succéder. Officials who have worked alongside Von der Leyen, who has chosen to live in an apartment on the 13th floor of the commission HQ in Brussels, add that she is overly insular, trusting and confiding in a small group, namely her head of cabinet Björn Seibert and communications adviser, Jens Flosdorff, both Germans. “They think of the UK [as] much more of an equal than it is. See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper, Forging unity within the European Union is rarely easy for a president of the European commission but Ursula von der Leyen managed at least to bring together two strange bedfellows in … The bloc will also be best placed to respond to new Covid-19 variants. That is why we need to contain this immense power of the big digital companies," von der Leyen said. "And then you opened it but without really thinking about it much, the conflict. Ms Cseh said: "I strongly support a joint European approach in vaccine procurement. Von der Leyen’s first year has been a massive failure that will cost many lives However much of a laughing stock the EU becomes, the Teflon-coated president soldiers on Vaccine nationalism, where every country or region of the world selfishly fighting for itself to roll out Covid vaccines and battling with others, “can only slow down the global fight against the virus”. 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