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Von Der Leyen announces 15 bln-euro-package to help states on migration, border protection

President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said at a press briefing in Brussels on Tuesday that the Pylos shipwreck that claimed the lives of hundreds of migrants was "horrible".

At the briefing and on social media, von der Leyen announced a 15-billion-euro package for the economic strengthening of European partners in migration and external border protection.

Bulgaria: Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Mariya Gabriel discussed Bulgaria’s EU Agenda with Von der Leyen

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mariya Gabriel held a meeting with the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen in Brussels. The Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister is on a working visit to the Belgian capital.

The President of the EC wants Bulgaria to have a Woman as European Commissioner to replace Mariya Gabriel

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, will ask Bulgaria to send a woman to replace the resigned European Commissioner Mariya Gabriel, said the Commission's spokesperson Eric Mamer.

He emphasized that the President is very keen on gender equality in the Commission.

The EU has set the dates for the European Elections in 2024

Europeans will head to the polls from June 6 to 9, 2024, to elect the next MEPs, Politico reported.

European Union diplomats approved the dates for the European elections on Wednesday, announced the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the EU.

By electing 705 MEPs from 2024 to 2029, EU citizens could shake up not only the European Parliament but also the European Commission.