Ursula Von Der Leyen

With Britain out, the unwieldy EU faces major budget battle

BRUSSELS — The Brexit drama shook the foundations of the European Union for years and laid bare the need for much-delayed political renovations at the...
7:27 14 February 2022

EU chief von der Leyen testifies at German defense inquiry

BERLIN — European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen defended the use of external experts during her time as German defense minister as she tes...
13:55 13 February 2022

EU official rejects Johnson’s idea of loose UK trade deal

BRUSSELS — The European Union will only offer Britain unique access to its vast single market if the U.K. agrees to stick to the bloc's standards, Eur...
11:40 11 February 2022

Britain out, EU centering on Balkans for enlargement

BRUSSELS — Down one country with the departure of Britain, the European Union's executive proposed a new system for adding members in a move made all ...
13:44 5 February 2022

Let’s move on: EU wants to keep big role after Brexit

BRUSSELS — As the United Kingdom prepared to bring to an end its 47-year EU membership, the bloc's top officials on Friday pledged to continue playing...
10:33 31 January 2022

Top EU officials sign Brexit deal in closed door ceremony

BRUSSELS — The leaders of two of the European Union’s main institutions on Friday signed the divorce agreement governing Britain’s departure from the ...
18:01 24 January 2022

The Latest: Trump calls new EU chief ‘very tough negotiator’

DAVOS, Switzerland — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local):
14:56 21 January 2022

EU launches 1 trillion-euro plan to support Green Deal

BRUSSELS — The European Union plans to dedicate a quarter of its budget to tackling climate change and has set up a scheme to shift 1 trillion euros (...
11:45 14 January 2022

EU chief warns UK must compromise to get Brexit trade deal

LONDON — The European Commission's president warned Britain on Wednesday that it won’t get the “highest quality access” to the European Union's market...
11:47 8 January 2022

EU chief warns that new Brexit delay might be necessary

BRUSSELS — The European Union and Britain will struggle to seal an agreement on trade and other aspects of their future ties after Brexit next year an...
11:48 27 December 2022

New EU leaders take office vowing to tackle climate change

BRUSSELS — A new team of leaders took office at the helm of the European Union on Sunday, pledging to put the fight against climate change at the top ...
15:55 1 December 2021

EU takes legal action against UK over commissioner dispute

BRUSSELS — The European Union is piling pressure on Britain and has launched legal action against the departing member of the 28-country bloc over its...
18:21 14 November 2021

The Latest: EU asks UK to name commissioner even temporarily

LONDON — The Latest on Britain's Dec. 12 election and the country's impending departure from the European Union (all times local):
12:27 12 November 2021