von der Leyen

Direct message from Europe: Serbia must decide

"We want Serbia with us, but for that we need clear evidence that the country shares our values, such as the rule of law and democracy, and that it rejects the Russian invasion," Von der Leyen said in an interview with the Austrian daily Wiener Zeitung and Kleine Zeitung.
She underlined that the foreign policy commitment of the candidates is very important.

"Violence in Kosovo and Metohija wouldn't have happened if Trump was still in office"

Grenell wrote on Twitter that he is convinced that the latest violence would not have happened if Donald Trump and his team were still in office.
Grenell stated that the head of UNMIK blames poor communication, the EU, Von der Leyen and NATO for the recent violence. But he is the one who is ineffective & slow.

Vučić: "I was hoping that we would reach an agreement with Priština"

He reiterated in Nis that the dialogue that was held yesterday in Brussels between the two delegations was unsuccessful.
"We never condition talks and dialogue under the auspices of the EU, this is for us something that is basic and to which we are committed," Vucic mentioned.

Democracy Digest: V4 Dragged into Hungary’s EU Gay Rights Spat

For his part, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban argues the law "does not contain any discriminatory elements", because it is only designed to protect the rights of children, guarantee the rights of parents, and does not apply to the sexual orientation rights of those over 18 years of age. He branded the statement by von der Leyen as "shameful because it is based on untrue allegations".

"What a 'wonderful' discussion it would be if it weren't for me"

On 16 February, representatives from six Western Balkans countries joined Presidents Michel and von der Leyen, Croatian Prime Minister Plenkovic and High Representative Borrell for a first informal meeting in Brussels to prepare the EU-Western Balkans Summit to be held in Zagreb in May 2020.