Tag: Ursula von der Leyen

Outlook for the European Council meeting of 15 December 2022

According to the Leaders’ Agenda 2022, the European Council meeting was scheduled to last two days (15‑16 December), with a Euro Summit following on … Outlook for the European Council meeting of 15 December 2022

Energy: No Decision From the 27 EU Countries

Brussels, 21 October 2022 “EU leaders reach a deal on energy” is the title chosen by the European Council website to hide a new stalemate of Europe on energy, yesterday in Brussels. The Commission lead by Ursula von der Leyen had proposed a new Council Regulation to tackle high gas prices in the EU and

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EU: Joint Gas purchase and Dynamic Price Cap

Brussels, 19 October 2022 The Commission has proposed a new emergency regulation to address high gas prices in the EU and ensure security of supply this winter. This will be done through joint gas purchasing, price limiting mechanisms on the TTF gas exchange, new measures on transparent infrastructure use and solidarity between Member States, and

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EU: Fast and Furious on Ukraine, But Not on Energy

Today the 27 Heads of State and Government met in Brussels and decided nothing to solve the european energy crisis. They had a very long discussion and once again asked Ursula von der Leyen, President of the Commission, to invent something more, given that what has been proposed so far does not satisfy. So all

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Energy, Ursula Tries Again. But…

  Gas and electricity prices have reached record levels in 2022 and hit all-time highs. Families and companies in EU are paying an extra cost for energy. After its defeat at the last EU Energy Council to limit the bills, the Commission  proposed three new measures last 12 September. One to cut electricity consumption, another

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Energy: 5 Von Der Leyen Proposals, 5 Failures today

  Ministers agreed that the energy issue is urgent, but they decided nothing. Gathered in Brussels for an extraordinary meeting, the 27 energy ministers said no to the 5 recipes of the president of the EU Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, to deal with extraordinary measures on energy. All decisions will be sent as new proposals to

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EU Gas Cap, Tax on Extra Profits and EU State of Alert

On 9 September 2022, a new meeting of the Council of Energy Ministers of the EU Council. On the table 3 discussions and possibly decisions: “gas cap”, “state of alert” and “tax on unexpected extra profits on energy”. Member States are divided on these three von der Leyen’s proposals. Gas cap means two things: setting

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EU Revolution on Energy

There is a double urgency to transform Europe’s energy system: reducing EU dependance on fossil fuel imports and tackling the climate crisis. EU has important objectives on climate change and the current tensions on energy market suggest to accelerate measures on energy savings, diversification of suppliers, renewables and to replace fossil fuels consumption in industry

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Biden the true leader of the EU

  Joe Biden’s visit to Europe, where he met the other 6 countries of G7 and the other 25 NATO countries, served to make it clear that the United States wants to go back to deal the cards again. Both military and economic ones. And in just one day, everyone agreed. Trump gave the impression

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