# Ursula von der Leyen

Last week
18th February 2024 - 24th February 2024
'One visit' to Israel not a reason to oppose von der Leyen’s second term bid, says McGrath
This month
February 2024
Ireland and Spain ask for urgent review of EU's trade deal with Israel amid 'grave' Rafah threat
In a letter sent to the European Commission president, Varadkar also called for an ‘immediate humanitarian ceasefire’.
Last month
January 2024
EU chief says Ukraine needs 'predictable financing' as questions swirl over future support
Last year
EU pays final tranche of Ukraine support, leaving country without European finance as of next month
'How many Palestinians have to be killed?' Pleas for end to Israeli bombardment at Paris conference
Varadkar fears if EU reaches position to call for ceasefire it will be 'after a lot more people have died'
'I don't plan on raising it again': Varadkar rules out speaking to von der Leyen about Israel comments at EPP summit
Fianna Fáil MEPs expect 'a big shift to the right' in the upcoming elections, pushing them out
'It's not just Ursula von der Leyen, it's broader than her': Irish MEPs on European politics failing
Varadkar says some of Ursula von der Leyen's recent statements 'lacked balance'
‘A complete mess’: Irish MEPs mostly critical of von der Leyen’s response to Israel-Hamas war
'Battle of flags doesn't help’: Irish politicians condemn Israeli flag on EU Commission building
Ursula von der Leyen and PM Giorgia Meloni tour migrant centre on Italian island of Lampedusa
EU Chief Ursula von der Leyen to visit Italian island struggling with migrant arrivals
Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary gets pied in Brussels before European Commission protest
Zelenskyy thanks Council of Europe for 'damages register' and calls for additional fighter jets
'I can count on you to bring Russia to its senses', Macron tells Xi Jinping in China
D-Day for Protocol talks as von der Leyen visits Sunak to tackle 'complex challenges'
The visit of von der Leyen to London is seen as a measure of how close the sides are to agreeing a deal.
Sunak is planning to brief his Cabinet before potentially announcing the details of deal.
Former minister Jacob Rees-Mogg has said he does not believe Sunak has done enough to convince the DUP to re-enter into power-sharing.
Hailed as a hero at EU summit, Zelenskyy urges faster arms supplies
EU prepares more Russia sanctions as Kremlin readies offensive
Croatia switches to the euro and enters Europe's passport-free zone
All time
Von der Leyen quotes The Saw Doctors when speaking about Brexit in the Dáil
Ursula von der Leyen thanks Irish people for their support in welcoming Ukrainian refugees
Ursula von der Leyen to address TDs and Senators on visit to Dublin
EU seeks trade sanctions on Russia over ‘sham’ Ukraine votes
EU plans 'comprehensive reform' of electricity market as MEPs back higher renewables target
EU set to decide on Ukraine's bid to join bloc next week, says von der Leyen
EU proposes 300 billion-euro roadmap to ditch Russian energy
Russia continues assault on east Ukraine as Finland moves towards joining Nato
Ukraine forces accuse Russia of firing during evacuation of Mariupol steel plant
EU leader outlines plan for Russian oil ban in new set of sanctions
Another €500 million EU arms fund for Ukraine proposed, as von der Leyen travels to Kyiv tomorrow
European Union backs new sanctions against Russia, including on coal imports
EU, US and UK pledge to remove ‘selected’ Russian banks from Swift system
EU leaders look to deepen relations with former Soviet republics
FactFind: What exactly was said in French PM’s letter about UK fishing row?
EU says it has exported one billion vaccine doses to the rest of the world
EU to donate 200m more vaccine doses to low-income countries, von der Leyen says
Opinion: The State of the European Union: why it matters for Ireland
Brexit: Von der Leyen tells Johnson ‘we will not renegotiate’ over Northern Ireland