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Ursula von der Leyen
President of the . Mother of seven. Brussels-born. European by heart. 🇪🇺
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Ursula von der Leyen 3h
Today I was expected to attend St Egidio's ceremony for peace in Rome with & other leaders of world faiths. Sadly I won’t be there. I'm in self-isolation. I’m sending all my thoughts & prayers. To overcome coronavirus & other global threats, we need to help each other
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Ursula von der Leyen 16h
The coronavirus pandemic has made it urgent to revitalise global cooperation on health. Europe is ready to lead the way. In my address to , I present my vision for a stronger crisis response, in Europe and in the world.
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Ursula von der Leyen 18h
My congratulations to for her re-election. Climate change, trade, COVID-19, human rights – we have many challenges to tackle together and I am glad the EU can count you as a partner. Looking forward to strengthening 🇪🇺🇳🇿 cooperation over the years to come!
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Ursula von der Leyen 20h
We need to stand up for human rights & freedoms, which are under attack. Peaceful protestors are being beaten or imprisoned, opposition politicians are attacked. Today, we propose an EU regime to address human rights violations globally, empowering us to sanction perpetrators.
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Ursula von der Leyen 21h
Our primary concern is to save lives & livelihoods threatened by the pandemic. We’ve done a lot, but Europe is not out of the woods yet.  We must step up, all of us. We’ll pursue our efforts to secure a vaccine & help our economy recover, through the green & digital transition.
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Ursula von der Leyen Oct 19
Combating coronavirus is our utmost priority. Tracing apps help break down the chain of infections. I encourage people to use them. Today we launch a gateway to link tracing apps. 3 countries joined today, more soon, so that you can be warned of risks, wherever you are.
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Ursula von der Leyen Oct 19
With the coronavirus spreading rapidly across Europe, I’ve started to reconvene regular videoconferences with members of the College working on the response. Today’s agenda: 🔸Interoperability of tracing apps 🔸Coordination on quarantine & testing 🔸Preparation for vaccination
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Ursula von der Leyen Oct 17
J'ai appris avec horreur l'assassinat d'un professeur à Conflans-Ste-Honorine. J'adresse mes condoléances à sa famille et aux Français. Mes pensées vont aussi aux enseignants, en France et partout en Europe. Sans eux, il n'y a pas de citoyens. Sans eux, il n’y a pas de démocratie
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Ursula von der Leyen Oct 16
Today, I honour Daphne Caruana Galizia. A brave woman, mother, journalist, who gave her life in search of the truth. Her murder was a brutal attack on free media. Justice must be secured through the ongoing investigation & public inquiry, without any political interference.
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Ursula von der Leyen Oct 16
🇪🇺-🇬🇧 talks: the EU continues to work for a deal, but not at any price. As planned, our negotiation team will go to London next week to intensify these negotiations.
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European Commission 🇪🇺 Oct 15
The EU common approach to travel measures will make European citizens' lives easier. The new weekly coloured map 🔴🟠🟢⚪ by classifies regions based on the local epidemiological situation. More on
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Ursula von der Leyen Oct 15
I have just been informed that a member of my front office has tested positive to COVID-19 this morning. I myself have tested negative. However as a precaution I am immediately leaving the European Council to go into self-isolation.
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Ursula von der Leyen Oct 15
Very glad to meet . We'll work together to make the best use of funds. 🇵🇹 has just presented its recovery & resilience plan. But we act already now to save jobs - 🇵🇹 will soon receive €5.9 billion under SURE to keep people in work.
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Ursula von der Leyen Oct 15
Good meeting with . will support 🇨🇿‘s recovery, led by the green & digital transitions. Discussions on its recovery plan have already started. And soon, our short-time work scheme SURE will provide €2 billion to protect the jobs of Czech people.
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Ursula von der Leyen Oct 15
Replying to @vonderleyen
With our Vaccination Strategy, we help EU countries prepare their vaccination campaigns: 🔹who should be vaccinated 1st 🔹how to protect the most vulnerable 🔹how to have a fair & efficient distribution If we want our vaccination to be successful, we need to prepare now.
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Ursula von der Leyen Oct 15
A safe & effective vaccine is our best shot at beating coronavirus. We are working hard on agreements with pharmaceutical companies to secure future vaccines. Now, we must ensure that once a vaccine is available, we are fully prepared to deploy it.
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Ursula von der Leyen Oct 15
I look forward to our discussions in  today: ▫️ – citizens expect clear & effective answers ▫️Negotiations with 🇬🇧 – we want a good deal but not at any price ▫️Climate: ✂️ emissions by 55% by 2030 is ambitious but feasible  ▫️Africa – we have much in common to tackle
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Ursula von der Leyen Oct 14
Took stock of negotiations with 🇬🇧 in a call with , together with . The EU is working on a deal, but not at any price. Conditions must be right, on fisheries, level-playing field and governance. Still a lot of work ahead of us.
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Ursula von der Leyen Oct 14
The European Union has very clear climate goals: we want to become climate neutral by 2050. This is ambitious. But also necessary & possible. My talk explains how we are going to do it. But fixing climate change calls for everyone’s action. So
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Ursula von der Leyen Oct 14
We want to recover from this crisis together. We need everyone on board.Dialogue between governments & social partners is key to succeed. will help kick-start our economies, support companies, especially SMEs & create jobs in Europe.
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