US News Brexit: For the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, "an agreement is possible"

10:30  29 september  2020
10:30  29 september  2020 Source:   20minutes.fr

Brexit: Brussels urges UK to drop “unacceptable” bill

 Brexit: Brussels urges UK to drop “unacceptable” bill © Pixabay Brexit: Brussels urges UK to drop “unacceptable” bill European Union (EU) urges United Kingdom to give up revisiting the Brexit agreement, especially as time is running out to reach an agreement on relations between the two blocs. While the negotiations between London and Brussels drag on the front of their post-Brexit relations and the risk of no deal is more than ever on the table, the European Union is raising its tone.

The President represents the Commission in European Council meetings, G7 and G20 summits, summits with non-EU countries and major debates in President von der Leyen was appointed by national leaders and elected by the European Parliament after she presented her Political Guidelines.

#BrexitStatements on the Future of Europe by David Sassoli, President of the European Parliament, Charles Michel, President of the European Council and Ursula von der Leyen , President of the European Commission .

The Europeans have asked the British to withdraw, by Wednesday at the latest, a bill calling into question certain commitments made by the United Kingdom

Ursula Von Der Leyen, à Bruxelles le 22 septembre 2020. © ISOPIX / SIPA Ursula Von Der Leyen, in Brussels on September 22, 2020. NEGOTIATIONS - The Europeans have asked the British to withdraw, by Wednesday at the latest, a bill calling into question certain commitments made by the United Kingdom

The president of the European Commission , Ursula von der Leyen, wants to believe it. According to her, an agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom on the Brexit remains "possible" despite their very distant positions at the start of a week of decisive negotiations.

New European migration “pact”: disappointment in Italy and Greece

 New European migration “pact”: disappointment in Italy and Greece © REUTERS / Murad Sezer The European Commission's new “pact” for asylum and migration has not really convinced Greece and Italy, who would have liked more solidarity from EU members. The new European Commission “pact” for asylum and migration presented on Wednesday 23 September in Brussels by Ursula von der Leyen and supposed to relieve the countries located on the continent's external border has not really convinced.

Political Guidelines | Ursula von der Leyen , Candidate for the European Commission President . 2. An economy that works for people. These are the missing elements of the Banking Union which we should find agreement on as swiftly as possible . I will also put forward measures for a robust bank

Ursula von der Leyen - if confirmed as new European Commission president - will not bring winds of change to Brussels. She's loyal to the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a true Christian Democrat and a conservative Europhile. As for Brexit , remember, the European Commission negotiated on

"A call for responsibility"

"We want an agreement," she said in Lisbon on Monday after a meeting with Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa. "I appeal for responsibility (…) because our economies, on both sides of the Channel, are severely affected by the pandemic and we must do everything to reach a reasonable agreement," said Ursula von der Leyen.

The British reiterated on Monday their willingness to change the terms of the divorce agreement with the EU , at the risk of weighing on a week of negotiations with the Europeans in Brussels. "The position of United Kingdom is very far from what the EU can accept," said European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic after a meeting with Minister of British state Michael Gove in the Belgian capital. “We both made it clear that we were still some distance from each other. But we have also both been clear that we want to bridge this gap, ”Michael Gove told him, via UK television.

News in drawing: Europe and its new "pact for migration"

 News in drawing: Europe and its new © Zach for Cartooning for peace Europe and its new "pact for migration", caricatured by the Filipino press cartoonist and columnist , Zach. September 2020. This week, Cartooning for Peace illustrates the "European Pact on Migration and Asylum", unveiled on September 23 by the President of the European Commission, Ursula Van der Leyen.

The Commissioners . Ursula von der Leyen . Inter-institutional relations and the Joint Declaration ( Presidency of the Council of the EU and European Council).

Ursula von der Leyen has been confirmed as the European commission ’s first female president and the first German in the job for more than 50 years. Von der Leyen said she would be open to Brexit being delayed further “for a good reason” although she insisted the withdrawal agreement would not

The EU furious at the British turnaround

At the heart of their discussions, the very controversial bill under consideration in the British Parliament , which calls into question certain commitments made by the United Kingdom in the agreement governing its departure from the EU on January 31. The text returns to certain provisions for the British province of Northern Ireland, planned to avoid the return of a border with the Republic of Ireland, a safeguard considered essential to the maintenance of peace on the island. Furious at this turnaround, which, by the British government's own admission, would violate international law, the Europeans gave London until the end of the month, that is to say Wednesday, to withdraw their project, on pain of '' legal action.

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Covid as a catalyst for change - whoever believes it ... .
Due to a second wave of coronavirus infections across the continent, the major European economies are downgrading their already rather bad economic forecasts. More than 6.3 million cases have now been reported in the region. Some also want to wrest opportunities from the “Covid catalyst”. © Richard Drew / AP Your browser does not support this video IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SECOND WAVE - BELIEVE IN COVID AS A CATALYST Spain, for example, wants to reshape the economy with EUR 140 billion in EU funds.

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