EU’s Ursula von der Leyen Unveils $2.6 Trillion Recovery Plan

The European Union has stepped back from the brink. Again. Unprecedented in nature and ambitious in scope, the 2.4 trillion euros ($2.6 trillion) in total recovery spending unveiled by the EU — anchored by 750 billion euros of joint debt issuance — has already started to calm jittery markets and it might just restore a … Read more EU’s Ursula von der Leyen Unveils $2.6 Trillion Recovery Plan

Von der Leyen Calls for Global Cooperation in the Fight Against Covid-19

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, addressed the World Health Assembly via teleconference on Tuesday, calling for global cooperation in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. “In times like these, the greatest act of courage is to play as a team,” she said. Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2TwO8Gm QUICKTAKE ON SOCIAL: Follow QuickTake … Read more Von der Leyen Calls for Global Cooperation in the Fight Against Covid-19

European Commission Threatens to Sue Germany

May.11 — Germany and the European Union are escalating a legal power struggle that could undermine the euro. On Sunday, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the EU’s executive arm will consider possible next steps, including so-called infringement proceedings, after a critical ruling on European Central Bank policy by Germany’s constitutional court. Karin … Read more European Commission Threatens to Sue Germany

World leaders pledge 7.4bn euros to Covid-19 research

World leaders raised almost 7.4bn euros (£6.5bn) to research Covid-19 vaccines and therapies at a virtual summit convened by EU commission president Ursula von der Leyen.  The leaders – a notable exception was Donald Trump – undertook a two-hour long pledging marathon promising to distribute any vaccine to poorer countries. Along with the US president, … Read more World leaders pledge 7.4bn euros to Covid-19 research

‘We can only defeat Covid-19 with a vaccine’, EU’s Ursula von der Leyen tells FRANCE 24

With the EU executive now fully mobilised by the Covid-19 crisis, the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, is convening a donors’ conference on May 4 in a bid to raise €7.5 billion. Governments, philanthropists, business leaders and celebrities are all asked to take part in this “online marathon” to find a … Read more ‘We can only defeat Covid-19 with a vaccine’, EU’s Ursula von der Leyen tells FRANCE 24

World Health Organization COVID-19 – accelerate development, production & distribution of vaccines

Virtual launch of a landmark collaboration to accelerate the development, production and equitable distribution of vaccines, diagnostics, and therapeutics for COVID-19. The aim of this new collaboration is to make vaccines, diagnostics, and therapeutics for COVID-19 accessible to everyone who needs them, worldwide. The launch of the new collaboration is being co-hosted by WHO Director-General … Read more World Health Organization COVID-19 – accelerate development, production & distribution of vaccines

Coronavirus: EU leaders discuss economic response to outbreak – watch live

European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen hold a news conference with journalists asking questions via video link after EU leaders meet via video conference to discuss the economic response to coronavirus. Coronavirus updates

Coronavirus: EU offers Italy ‘heartfelt apology’ over response

Ursula von der Leyen has offered ‘a heartfelt apology’ to Italy on behalf of the EU for the delays and lack of responses from other member states at the start of the coronavirus outbreak in the union. As the World Health Organization warned that the continent remained firmly ‘in the eye of the storm’, the president of the European … Read more Coronavirus: EU offers Italy ‘heartfelt apology’ over response

EU Budget to Be `Mothership’ of Recovery: Von der Leyen

Apr.16 — European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the region needs a “martial plan” to combat the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. “We will use the power of the whole European budget to leverage the huge amount of investment that we need,” she said on Thursday during a speech in Brussels.

European Commission: Members should coordinate on virus curbs

As some countries in Europe ease movement control restrictions over the coronavirus pandemic, European Commission (EC) President Ursula von der Leyen urged member states to work together to ensure a coordinated response. And the body said a gradual lifting of restrictions based on careful monitoring was needed. Al Jazeera’s Paul Brennan reports. – Subscribe to … Read more European Commission: Members should coordinate on virus curbs

Coronavirus deaths reach more than 30,000 in Europe

As the number of deaths rises to more than 30,000 in Italy, Spain, France and Germany in spite of efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic, much of Western Europe’s hospitals are struggling to cope. EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen says the European Union should come up with an economic “Marshall Plan”. But states … Read more Coronavirus deaths reach more than 30,000 in Europe

One million coronavirus cases confirmed: How are global leaders responding?

Before the corona virus outbreak the Europe Union looked like a place where the leaders were united. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) Now it seems the pandemic is causing division. The head of the EU commission today said member states handling the crisis in their own way could be ‘harmful’. Ursula von der Leyen’s words come as the … Read more One million coronavirus cases confirmed: How are global leaders responding?

EU holds summit on economic impact

In related developments, European Union leaders on Thursday asked finance ministers to find new ways to tackle the devastating economic impact from the coronavirus. That’s after the bloc failed to bridge major differences over sharing the debt burden. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said she stands ready to support the 27 member countries … Read more EU holds summit on economic impact

EU thanks China for providing anti-epidemic supplies

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the fight against the coronavirus is a global one. She’s thanked China for supporting Europe and providing anti-epidemic supplies, which is “highly valued.” Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us … Read more EU thanks China for providing anti-epidemic supplies

Coronavirus: Europe plans full border closure in virus battle – BBC News

The European Commission is planning to ban all non-essential travel throughout Europe’s Schengen free-travel zone as more countries close their borders to try to limit the spread of coronavirus. Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said she would ask leaders to implement the measures on Tuesday. “The less travel, the more we can contain the … Read more Coronavirus: Europe plans full border closure in virus battle – BBC News