Tag: Ursula von der Leyen

EU stops funding to six towns that declare themselves ‘LGBT-free zones’

Following the announcement on Thursday, the European Commission said the EU stood for the equality of all its people. “EU values and fundamental rights must be respected by Member States and state authorities,” European Commissioner for Equality, Helena Dalli, wrote on Twitter. “This is why six town-twinning applications involving Polish authorities that adopted ‘LGBTI free […]

EU Officials Ask If They Have the Wrong Person Running the Show

National governments are reasserting their power, the coronavirus is exposing the EU’s old faultlines with a new ferocity and, six months into the job, some officials who work with Ursula von der Leyen are asking whether she’s up to it. In the past two months, the president of the European Commission has been scolded by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, […]