House of Leyen

Investigation Reveals Corruption Allegations in Vaccine Negotiations Involving Von der Leyen

European prosecutors are delving into allegations of corruption surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine negotiations between European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla, according to a report by Politico.

EU to recommend opening membership talks with Bosnia

The EU's executive arm will on Tuesday recommend that member states open formal membership talks with Bosnia, European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen announced.

The country has been an official membership candidate since 2022 but needed to implement a string of major reforms before opening accession negotiations with the 27-nation bloc.

Austria Holds Firm Against Bulgaria and Romania's Full Schengen Membership

Austria's Minister of the Interior, Gerhard Karner, has reiterated his steadfast opposition to the full admission of Bulgaria and Romania into the Schengen area, particularly via land borders. Karner emphasized the importance of adhering to the agreed-upon entry terms for Bulgaria and Romania, which currently only allow for air and sea access.

Vucic asks EC chief to influence Pristina to drop decision on payment transactions

DAVOS - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said in Davos on Thursday evening he had had a very good meeting with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen during the World Economic Forum meeting and that he had asked her that the EU do everything in its power to influence Pristina not to stop payment transactions with central Serbia.

EU must give Ukraine what it needs to be 'strong': von der Leyen

EU chief Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday urged the bloc's 27 leaders to back massive financial aid for Ukraine and Kyiv's ambitions for membership talks, ahead of a crunch summit.

"We must give Ukraine what it needs to be strong today. So it can be stronger tomorrow at the table when it is negotiating a long lasting and just peace," the European Commission president told MEPs.

Address of Vučić and Ursula von der Leyen: We had very good talks VIDEO

Vucic first thanked Ursula von der Leyen for the visit and said that "we have had very good talks so far, and we will continue talking throughout the day".
He referred to the fact that the EU is Serbia's biggest partner, and that Serbia is one of the biggest exporters in the EU.
"We heard encouraging words of President Von der Leyen today," announced Vui.