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From TheJournal.ie Covid-19: EU to sign contract with German pharmaceutical company for fifth potential vaccine Coronavirus

Covid-19: EU to sign contract with German pharmaceutical company for fifth potential vaccine

Ursula von der Leyen confirmed the deal would be signed in a video message today.

From TheJournal.ie EU chief and Boris Johnson agree to ‘redouble efforts’ to reach a deal in trade talks Brexit Trade Talks

EU chief and Boris Johnson agree to ‘redouble efforts’ to reach a deal in trade talks

The briefing is seen as a key moment in the discussions after negotiations derailed in October.

From TheJournal.ie Ursula von der Leyen in isolation after contact with Covid-19-infected person European Commission

Ursula von der Leyen in isolation after contact with Covid-19-infected person

The European Commission President said she tested negative for the virus last week and will undergo another test today.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: As the EU and the UK enter last-ditch talks, do you think there will be a Brexit trade deal? End Game This post contains a poll

Poll: As the EU and the UK enter last-ditch talks, do you think there will be a Brexit trade deal?

Both sides agreed to renew their efforts to reach a compromise yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie UK and EU promise 'intensive' negotiations in bid to reach agreement on key issues Brexit

UK and EU promise 'intensive' negotiations in bid to reach agreement on key issues

Yesterday, Ursula von der Leyen warned that time was running out.

From TheJournal.ie Brexit: European Commission begins legal action against UK over Internal Market Bill Brexit

Brexit: European Commission begins legal action against UK over Internal Market Bill

The Bill threatens to overwrites parts of the Withdrawal Agreement, which the UK government admitted was a breach of international law.

From TheJournal.ie Proposed EU traffic light system for air travel 'is still a bit up in the air', says Tánaiste Aviation Industry

Proposed EU traffic light system for air travel 'is still a bit up in the air', says Tánaiste

Varadkar said he is worried about Cork and Shannon airports bouncing back from Covid.

From TheJournal.ie Brexit: Ursula von der Leyen remaining positive despite Boris Johnson's 'unpleasant surprise' Across The Channel

Brexit: Ursula von der Leyen remaining positive despite Boris Johnson's 'unpleasant surprise'

Von der Leyen said the UK Internal Market Bill had “distracted very strongly” from the upcoming deadline.

From TheJournal.ie 'More conservative than she appears to be': Who is Mairead McGuinness, Ireland's new EU commissioner? Euro Star

'More conservative than she appears to be': Who is Mairead McGuinness, Ireland's new EU commissioner?

Ursula von der Leyen said that McGuinness has “significant political experience on EU issues”.

From TheJournal.ie Why is the UK threatening to roll back on the 'Northern Ireland Protocol' and what does it mean for Brexit trade talks? Explainer

Why is the UK threatening to roll back on the 'Northern Ireland Protocol' and what does it mean for Brexit trade talks?

EU-UK trade talks are set to start up again tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Mairead McGuinness and Andrew McDowell named as Ireland's nominees to replace Phil Hogan as EU Commissioner Here EU Go

Mairead McGuinness and Andrew McDowell named as Ireland's nominees to replace Phil Hogan as EU Commissioner

The government has been discussing the matter for a number of days.

From TheJournal.ie The new commissioner: Who's in the running for Phil Hogan's job - and will Ireland keep the crucial trade portfolio? Phil Hogan

The new commissioner: Who's in the running for Phil Hogan's job - and will Ireland keep the crucial trade portfolio?

Picking a successor could be politically fraught.

From TheJournal.ie Von der Leyen says government must propose a woman and a man as candidates to replace Phil Hogan Phil Hogan

Von der Leyen says government must propose a woman and a man as candidates to replace Phil Hogan

Phil Hogan resigned as Trade Commissioner last night.

From TheJournal.ie From a trickle to a torrent: How days of revelations made Phil Hogan's position untenable Unrelenting Pressure

From a trickle to a torrent: How days of revelations made Phil Hogan's position untenable

The unending revelations from GolfGate took a toll on the trade commissioner.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach will not 'seek to influence' EU Commission President's decision on Phil Hogan Covid-19 This post contains videos

Taoiseach will not 'seek to influence' EU Commission President's decision on Phil Hogan

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan said that the government has lost confidence in the Trade Commissioner.

From TheJournal.ie Phil Hogan set for TV interview and expresses hope he can remain as EU Trade Commissioner Golfgate

Phil Hogan set for TV interview and expresses hope he can remain as EU Trade Commissioner

Ursula von der Leyen had requested further clarifications from Hogan on the golfgate controversy.

From TheJournal.ie Timeline: How Phil Hogan spent his time in Ireland and where he travelled to 21 Days Later

Timeline: How Phil Hogan spent his time in Ireland and where he travelled to

The EU Commissioner has issued a statement about his movements during his time in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Golfgate: Read Phil Hogan's full statement to Ursula von der Leyen on his Irish visit Golfgate

Golfgate: Read Phil Hogan's full statement to Ursula von der Leyen on his Irish visit

Hogan has come under increasing pressure to explain his movements to and from the Oireachtas Golf Society event.

From TheJournal.ie EU leaders remain divided on plans for a €750 billion recovery fund ahead of a vital summit meeting Frugal Four

EU leaders remain divided on plans for a €750 billion recovery fund ahead of a vital summit meeting

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte leads a bloc of countries opposed to the deal.

From TheJournal.ie EU chief von der Leyen to propose €1 trillion coronavirus recovery fund EU

EU chief von der Leyen to propose €1 trillion coronavirus recovery fund

It comes after Germany and France proposed a €500 billion fund instead of coronabonds – but it’s still not clear if the funds will be loans or grants.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach discusses lockdown exit and foreign travel restrictions with EC President Lifting The Lockdown

Taoiseach discusses lockdown exit and foreign travel restrictions with EC President

He briefed her on the gradual steps Ireland is taking to reopen its economy.

From TheJournal.ie EU Commission boss unveils road map to exit coronavirus restrictions Covid-19 Epicentre

EU Commission boss unveils road map to exit coronavirus restrictions

The guidelines come as the number of coronavirus cases in the EU reach 1 million.

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19: EU raises risk level to 'moderate to high' Coronavirus

Covid-19: EU raises risk level to 'moderate to high'

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control updated the risk level facing the EU.

From TheJournal.ie 'Our friendship will remain': EU chiefs sign off on Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Brexit Actually

'Our friendship will remain': EU chiefs sign off on Brexit Withdrawal Agreement

The UK is set to leave the EU at the end of the month.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar said it's 'only half-time' on Brexit as he meets new European Commission president Ursula Von Der Leyen

Varadkar said it's 'only half-time' on Brexit as he meets new European Commission president

Ursula von der Leyen said this evening ‘there’s no other country in the EU that is more affected by [Brexit] than Ireland]”.

From TheJournal.ie Ursula von der Leyen plays hardball in London with the single market as a bargaining chip Leyen DOWN THE LAW

Ursula von der Leyen plays hardball in London with the single market as a bargaining chip

Von der Leyen says the UK could lose access if the Brexit transition is not extended.

From TheJournal.ie Johnson's Brexit Bill expected to sail through House of Commons as MPs return post-Christmas Trade Deal

Johnson's Brexit Bill expected to sail through House of Commons as MPs return post-Christmas

Boris Johnson does not want the Brexit transition period extended beyond December 2020, but Ireland and Europe have said this may not be realistic.

From TheJournal.ie Von der Leyen 'seriously concerned' over concluding post-Brexit trade deal within 2020 deadline Ursula Von Der Leyen

Von der Leyen 'seriously concerned' over concluding post-Brexit trade deal within 2020 deadline

“I am very worried given the little time we have,” Ursula von der Leyen said.

From TheJournal.ie Von der Leyen's Green Deal promises a carbon-neutral EU by 2050 EU Commission Boss

Von der Leyen's Green Deal promises a carbon-neutral EU by 2050

At least 25% of the EU’s long-term budget should be dedicated to climate action, the EU Commission has said.

From TheJournal.ie New European Commission begins fresh term under leadership of von der Leyen New Era

New European Commission begins fresh term under leadership of von der Leyen

The team took the reins as the 28-member union is faced with a mountain of difficulties, including Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie The new European Commission has been voted in ... here are the key players New Era

The new European Commission has been voted in ... here are the key players

The incoming European Commission will take office on 1 December.

From TheJournal.ie Ursula von der Leyen narrowly elected as new President of the European Commission New Eu

Ursula von der Leyen narrowly elected as new President of the European Commission

The German defence minister will take up her post in November.

From TheJournal.ie Von der Leyen 'ready' to back Brexit delay in pitch to MEPs for European Commission president bid New Eu

Von der Leyen 'ready' to back Brexit delay in pitch to MEPs for European Commission president bid

MEPs will vote today on whether to elect the German defence minister to the European Commission top job.

From TheJournal.ie EU leaders finally decide on nominations for top jobs New Eu

EU leaders finally decide on nominations for top jobs

IMF chief Christine Lagarde is among the nominees.

From TheJournal.ie Germany hits back at Trump claim that it 'owes vast sums of money' Diplomatic Tensions

Germany hits back at Trump claim that it 'owes vast sums of money'

“There is no account where debts are registered with NATO,” the German Defence Minister said.