Ursula Von Der Leyen

Key Updates from Brussels: Greek Commissioner Shortlist, von der Leyen’s Priorities, and New European Political Group Forming

As European leaders flock to Washington for the NATO Summit, selecting the new European leadership is in full swing in Brussels. Ursula von der Leyen is engaged in a series of meetings to prevent any accidents in the secret ballot in Strasbourg next week.

Brussels admits multinationals’ foul play

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen acknowledged that there is problem with the pricing policies adopted by multinational companies in the European Union in her reply that was published on Friday to a letter sent by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on this issue before the European Parliament elections on June 6-9.

Kiev, allies slam Orban for Ukraine talks with Putin

Kiev and its Western allies hit out at Hungarian leader Viktor Orban on Friday after Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted him in Moscow for talks on the Ukraine conflict.

Putin told Orban, Russia's closest EU ally, that Ukraine must withdraw its troops from regions that Moscow has annexed if it wants peace.

Putin Rejects Peace at Meeting with Orban: Only His Terms for Ukraine!

Vladimir Putin conveyed to Viktor Orban that he would not accept any terms for peace in Ukraine other than his own. After three hours of talks in the Kremlin, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban highlighted the significant gap between Ukraine's and Russia's visions for ending the war.

EC president welcomes Greek PM’s intervention on unfair trade practices

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has welcomed a request by Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis for measures to help curb unfair trade practices by multinationals that result in the same products being sold at different prices in different member-states. 

Positive response from von der Leyen to Mitsotakis’ initiative for lower prices on multinational products

The response from the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, to Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ intervention for measures against the unfair practices of multinationals, which result in the same or similar products being sold at different prices in EU countries, is absolutely positive.

EU Leaders Back von der Leyen for Second Term

EU leaders have nominated German Ursula von der Leyen for a second five-year term as president of the European Commission. At the Brussels summit, which concluded last night, they also selected Portugal's Antonio Costa as president of the European Council, and Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas will serve as the EU's new high representative for foreign policy.

Von der Leyen, Costa, Kallas endorsed for the EU’s top jobs. Here’s who they are and what they do

Following the elections for EU Parliament, European Union leaders have agreed on the officials who will hold the key positions in the world's biggest trading bloc in the coming years for issues ranging from antitrust investigations to foreign policy.