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Von der Leyen opens the door for EU cap on gas prices but with caveats
EUROPE'S ENERGY CRISIS
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Italy: EU can work with democracies but has 'tools' if difficult - VDL
The European Commission president said she was willing to work with any "democratic government."
EU to prepare new sanctions against Russia following Putin's speech
The European Commission president said the penalties will focus on "civilian technology as Russia moves to a full war economy."
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Ursula von der Leyen gave her annual address to MEPs on Wednesday, with her remarks focusing on the war in Ukraine, anti-Russian sanctions, and the economic fallout from Russia's aggression.
State of the Union: von der Leyen's hour long speech in a word cloud
What were the words used most frequently in Ursula von der Leyen's State of the Union speech?
EU energy plans to raise €140B to protect households - von der Leyen
The Commission chief told Euronews that the EU's energy crisis plans will help member states to protect citizens.
State of the EU: Six takeaways from Ursula von der Leyen's speech
The European Commission president spoke about the Ukraine war, energy reform, fight against corruption and the reform of common fiscal rules.
What do Europeans think about the state of the EU?
From concerns about the energy crisis to a sense that the war has united the EU, here is what Europeans say about the state of the union.
Watch back: Von der Leyen delivers annual state of EU speech
The war in Ukraine and soaring energy prices featured heavily in the Commission President's speech.
What has the Commission done since the last State of the Union speech?
The war in Ukraine has derailed the plans the Commission chief outlined in her last address.
State of the Union: What's the story behind the EU's keynote speech?
Delivered by the president of the European Commission, the EU's State of the Union speech marks the official start of the new legislative year.
Von der Leyen unveils five proposals to curb rising energy prices
The European Commission's president proposed a price cap on Russian pipeline gas and a plan to save electricity during peak hours.
'It took so long': Leaders criticise late EU action on energy crisis
Market intervention "should have been done earlier, and it's a shame that it took so long," said Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo.
Von der Leyen calls for 'emergency intervention' in electricity market
Amid record-breaking gas prices, the European Commission president said the current market rules are no longer "fit for purpose".
North Macedonia: VDL urges MPs to back compromise for EU accession
The president of the European Commission told lawmakers in Skopje that accession negotiations could start "as soon as next week" if they approve the French proposal.
Commission's handling of text scandal is 'wake-up call': EU watchdog
The EU's Ombudsman upheld her finding of maladministration on Thursday over the Commission's handling of a journalist's request to see the texts exchanged between Ursula von der Leyen and the Pfizer CEO.
Brussels questions Polish judicial reforms to unlock EU recovery funds
The European Commission has said at least one necessary element was "missing" from Poland's judicial reforms.
Watch as the EU flag arrives at the Ukrainian parliament
The moment celebrated the country's newly-obtained EU candidate status.
EU ombudsman calls Commission response over texts 'problematic'
The case investigates the EU's purchase of COVID-19 vaccine contracts.
Russian economy 'degrading slowly' due to sanctions, claims VDL
Von der Leyen told Euronews that Russia was using food "to blackmail all of us, and this is really atrocious."
EU leaders fail to agree on price on gas but vow to continue talks
Italian PM Mario Draghi didn't manage to advance his proposal for an EU-wide limit for soaring gas prices.
How has Europe reacted to Brussels backing Ukraine over EU candidacy?
"Europe isn't just geography. It's a set of values and Ukraine is fighting for them."
Von der Leyen defends controversial approval of Polish recovery plan
MEPs urged the Commission to withhold payments until all judicial reforms are carried out.
MEPs want confidence vote in VDL over COVID cash decision for Poland
Senior MEPs have criticised von der Leyen for approving Poland's recovery plan despite concerns over its rule of law provisions.
Brussels approves €35B Polish recovery plan despite rule of law doubts
The plan was blocked for more than a year over controversial judicial reforms in Poland.
EU may reach deal on Russian oil ban 'in a matter of weeks', says VDL
The proposed embargo has hit an impasse as Hungary demands a lengthier phase-out and extra investments to revamp its energy system.
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What have we learned from the Conference on Future of Europe? | View
Professor Alberto Alemanno examines the lessons learned from the citizen-driven, bottom-up process to reform the EU.