Statement by President von der Leyen on vaccine sharing in 2021 and targets for 2022

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Union is the biggest donor of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines so far. As Team Europe we have exceeded our vaccine-sharing target in 2021. We promised to share 250 million doses with low and middle income countries by the end of 2021. […]

U.S. President Biden, European Commission President von der Leyen and UK Prime minister Johnson announce Commitment to addressing climate crisis through infrastructure development

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Building on the June 2021 commitment of G7 Leaders to launch a values-driven, high-standard, and transparent infrastructure partnership to meet global infrastructure development needs, U.S. President Biden and European Commission President von der Leyen hosted a discussion on the margins of COP26 with UK […]

Speech by President von der Leyen at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Dear President, fellow leaders, I know all of us in this room want to be on the right side of history.  This is why I call on all of us  to do what is necessary  for keeping the limit of 1,5° C warming within […]

Statement by President von der Leyen on CureVac

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The coronavirus continues to spread rapidly across Europe. We need a safe and effective vaccine to end this pandemic. A few days after our contract with BioNTech and Pfizer, I am happy to announce a new agreement. Tomorrow, we will authorise a new contract […]

A new dawn for Europe: Joint op-ed by President von der Leyen, President Michel and President Sassoli

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As the night draws in this evening, the sun will set on more than 45 years of the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union. For us, as Presidents of the three main EU institutions, today will inevitably be a day of reflection and […]

Statement by President von der Leyen on recent developments related to Iran and Iraq

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. “After recent developments in Iraq, now it is important to halt the cycle of violence so that one more action does not give rise to the next one, and instead space is again created for diplomacy. Europe has a special responsibility here. As […]