The German defence minister has been on a charm offensive to win over European lawmakers after her name was put forward by EU leaders in a surprise announcement last Tuesday.
German politician Ursula von der Leyen, who has been picked by EU national leaders to head the bloc's executive, made her pitch to European lawmakers on Wednesday, promising to focus on promoting the rule of law, competitiveness, digitalisation and the fight against climate change.
The latter comment was made in reference to the controversial Irish backstop, which to date the Europeans say they will not renegotiate, but which the United Kingdom fears could either lock it in regulatory alignment with the EU permanently - preventing the United Kingdom making future independent trade deals - or threaten the union if Northern Ireland remains in the Customs Union whilst Great Britain diverges after the implementation period.
Ursula von der Leyen, tipped to be the next chief of the EU Commission, talking about Brexit.
Von der Leyen also attacked Beijing's record on personal freedoms, criticizing the way it treats its citizens and predicting they will eventually rise up against the communist administration. 'We want to change Europe.we will take a decision next week about how we will vote, Garcia Perez told reporters.
Von der Leyen, a 60-year-old former gynaecologist and mother of seven, switched between English, French and German as she spoke in favour of enlarging the eurozone and the EU's open-border Schengen area, provided countries meet the criteria.
Speaking a mix of German, English, and French, von der Leyen spoke about climate change, the rule of law, and allowing European Union citizens to have more of a say in policy.
"It needs to be done that we get a mechanism to provide for transparent making arrangements for observing that the rule of law is upheld in all member states", she said. The statement confirms an earlier plan to vote on the nomination.
While Brussels debates the process of the nomination, especially the decision to cast aside the lead candidates chosen by the political groups in favour of a surprise nominee, environmental groups are warning that the election of the EU's most powerful job can not ignore people's demand for a greener Europe. "And that's why we often overlook how consistently it pursues its goals and how cleverly". "We absolutely know how crucial this non-existing of a border for you is, and therefore having the backstop in the Brexit deal is", she said in response to a question from an Irish MEP.
The largest, centre-right group, the European People's Party, supports her with its 182 MEPs. "That was my first impression of Europe", she said.
Human Rights Council on suppression of rights and freedom in Hong Kong and called on it to eject China as a member. The demonstrators chanted demands in Mandarin, China's official language, for the Chinese traders to go home.
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The duo's joint official appearance will be a rare one, coming exactly a year after they showed up to Wimbledon together. This is the second time the sister-in-laws have watched the Wimbledon Ladies' Singles Final together.
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Taiwanese media broadcast footage of the clashes outside the Grand Hyatt, where Tsai is staying during her two-day USA trip. The official China Daily said Ms Tsai was "playing a game of brinksmanship" by building up Taiwan's military defence.
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State Department urged Turkey to halt the project, and two days after Cyprus objected to a Turkish ship dropping anchor in the area.
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Cryptocurrency Is "Not Money", Says Donald Trump
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