Ursula von der Leyen

The problem with the EU’s messianic treatment of Poland

21 October 2021 5:00 pm

Mateusz Morawiecki insists his government does not want to take Poland out of the EU. ‘Eighty-eight per cent of Poles…

Von der Leyen is the real winner of the German elections

29 September 2021 5:00 am

The bald guy who leads the Social Democrats. The earnest looking Green lady. Or perhaps the guy in the charcoal-grey…

Why is the EU attending the butcher of Tehran’s inauguration?

5 August 2021 6:18 am

At the beginning of the year Donald Trump’s Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, was forced to hastily cancel a diplomatic…

UK slams EU over 'completely false' vaccine claims

10 March 2021 10:02 am

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has blasted claims by a senior Eurocrat that the UK is hampering the bloc’s vaccine rollout,…

From bread to Kate Bingham: the evolution of ‘nimble’

20 February 2021 9:00 am

‘I’ll stick to being Brazilian,’ said my husband. It was a family joke. Every time a politician on the radio…

Von der Leyen has learnt nothing from the EU's vaccine fiasco

11 February 2021 12:58 am

As non-apology apologies go, it was right up there with the best of them. Speaking to MEPs today, the president…

The disconnect of Davos Man

6 February 2021 9:00 am

You may have missed Ursula von der Leyen’s big speech at Davos last week. Most people did. Perhaps because Davos…

Ursula von der Leyen has always left a trail of disaster

31 January 2021 11:29 pm

The German Army had to join a NATO exercise with broomsticks because they didn’t have any rifles. It’s special forces…

The EU is taking a gamble with China

3 January 2021 2:38 am

It took Brussels and Beijing seven years to agree an investment deal. A deal that, until its conclusion a few…

At last: we have a Brexit deal

24 December 2020 7:17 pm

Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen have both confirmed that we have a deal: one with zero tariffs, zero quotas. The…

Brexit talks go down to the wire

4 December 2020 7:47 pm

After the past few years, it is hard to take Brexit deadlines seriously; they have a tendency to always slide…

Le crunch: are the Brexit talks doomed before they begin?

29 February 2020 9:00 am

Two irreconcilable versions of Brexit are about to collide

Germany’s military has become a complete joke

31 August 2019 9:00 am

It is not hard to think of times when German military weakness would have been lauded as good news across…