Ursula von der Leyen

Ursula von der Leyen

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The challenges that Europe faces, and the opportunities that it can grasp, have not changed because of #Brexit.  As part of this, we want to have the best possible relationship with the UK. But it will never be as good as membership. #NewBeginnings  🇪 UG 🇧

Congratulations to Aikaterini Sakellaropoulou - the first female President of the Hellenic Republic elected with a very large majority today in the Hellenic Parliament. ?? is moving ahead into a new era of equality. #europeisawoman 

@eucopresident  Charles Michel and I have just signed the Agreement on the Withdrawal of the UK from the EU, opening the way for its ratification by the European Parliament.

It is our moral duty, more than ever, to remember. The history of the Shoah is a reminder where antisemitism and hatred can lead. We cannot change history but history can change us. #HolocaustMemorialDay  #weremember 

I studied medicine to help others, overcome sadness and helplessness. Today cancer survival rates are increasing, but still so much to do. Now as President of the @EU_Commission,  I work with you on Europe's Cancer Beating Plan! We'll need everyone’s contribution. #WorldCancerDay 

Good message to our #WesternBalkans  friends about EU enlargement process: Today the @EU_Commission  proposes a credible & dynamic plan paving the way for opening accession talks with North Macedonia & Albania ( MKAL ). EU enlargement is a WIN-WIN situation. #geopoliticalcommission 

We say to our British friends: We are ready to discuss on all different models of trade agreement. But all these models have one thing in common: They all come not only with rights but also with obligations for both sides. #NewBeginnings  🇪 UG 🇧

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Today's International Day belongs to all women and girls who aspire to be in science. According to the #UN,  less than 30% of researchers worldwide are women. This must change. My Commission will work hard to achieve full and equal access of women & girls in science! #IDWGS