We take a look at the big issues likely to cause headaches in Brussels and across European capitals over the next twelve months.
Von der Leyen says she has "serious concerns" about the limited time for negotiations between EU and UK after official leaving date and suggests Johnson reconsider his refusal to extend transition period.
Protecting Europe from its autocratic side will be one of the new Commission’s main challenges. During the last decade, we’ve seen multiple examples of EU leaders undermining the checks and balances to preserve human rights and the rule of law against executive overreach.
Perhaps the most controversial aspect of the European Green Deal is a reference to the imposition of a border carbon adjustment mechanism (“BCA”) by 2021.
EU leaders strived to stay on track with climate neutrality goals for 2050, while keeping one eye on the outcome of the UK elections, welcoming the 'clarity' of the results.
Discussions focused on funds for eastern European states to transition away from fossil fuels, while keeping nuclear power in the mix, but the deadline is a bit more flexible for one country.
Among the flagship measures she will outline during a special plenary of the EU parliament in Brussels is a €100bn transition fund to boost green investment.
In this week's State of the Union Ursula von der Leyen finally takes the reins from Jean-Claude Juncker, in her first official work week.
It’s time to call incremental change, when it comes to tackling our environmental and climate crises, dead. Plastic straw bans won’t cut it anymore – only a full-scale transformation of our economic system will do.
Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced she will take her first foreign trip to Ethiopia.
It will be the first big act of the new European Commission.
The cement industry is fully committed to reducing its carbon emissions. We are proud innovators, and so our commitment to environmental efficiency is already apparent at every step of the cement manufacturing process.
Jean-Claude Juncker gave his successor a symbolic ceremonial bell but joked that it was "absolutely useless."
"No one has cared for Europe as much as you have," von der Leyen told her predecessor. "Jean-Claude Juncker and Europe will always go together."
The new European Commission took power after being delayed one month.
In the State of the Union this week we look at how Ursula von der Leyen won support for the make-up of her new commission by MEPs
Jean-Claude Juncker gives his last news briefing before Ursula von der Leyen takes over as Commission President.
Donald Tusk is replaced as President of the European Council by former Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel.
It's official - it's a climate emergency. At least according to the EU.
Euronews took to the streets of Brussels to ask people to rate the incoming Commission's priorities for the first one hundred days in office.
We asked the people of Brussels what they think should be the policy priority of the new commission for the first 100 days: unemployment, migration, climate change, or gender equality - find out which issue came out top.
EU parliament chief David Sassoli has announced the candidates for the European Commission have been approved, setting up a final vote in the European Parliament.
The new European Commission president's nominees for Hungary, France and Romania have now been approved.
In our State of the Union this week, we report that Hungary and the UK are the two outstanding countries with no confirmed EU commissioner.
Meanwhile in Spain, political negotiations continue aimed at forming a government. Talks follow last Sundays inconclusive election result.
After receiving criticism for the Protecting our European way of life portfolio, the president-elect has changed the title less than one month before she is due to take office.
The original name, "Protecting our European Way of Life," had sparked criticism for its far-right connotations.