President von der Leyen

Speech by President von der Leyen on the occasion of the COP25 in Madrid

03 December 2019
In ten days from now, the European Commission will present the European Green Deal. Our goal is to be the first climate neutral continent by 2050. If we want to achieve that goal, we have to act now, we have to implement our policies now. Because we know that this transition needs a generational…
MAJALAT Civil Society Forum opened today in Brussels

MAJALAT Civil Society Forum opened today in Brussels

02 December 2019
More than 160 representatives from around 130 civil society organizations, the majority of which coming from the South of the Mediterranean region gathered this morning, with European representatives, for the second Majalat Brussels Civil Forum. This forum, co-funded by the European Commission, is…
MAJALAT Brussels Civil Society Forum : unique regional initiative to strengthen dialogue between EU and Southern Mediterranean civil society organisations

MAJALAT Brussels Civil Society Forum: unique regional initiative to strengthen dialogue between EU and Southern Mediterranean civil society organisations

30 November 2019
The second edition of the MAJALAT Brussels Civil Society Forum, which is taking place on 2-3 December 2019, aims to contribute to the creation of a forum for exchange between civil society organizations and EU representatives on issues that are essential for South-South civil society and for the EU…
President-elect von der Leyen

Speech by President-elect von der Leyen in the European Parliament Plenary on the occasion of the presentation of her College of Commissioners and their programme

28 November 2019
Mr President, Honourable Members,  Exactly thirty years ago, today - the 27th of November, the clock strikes twelve.Church bells ring. Sirens blare. Workers down tools. Factories, mines and shops empty as the streets fill up with dance and hope. The historic two-hour general strike in the middle…
EU-funded Majalat video competition : 19 young talents reached the final

EU-funded Majalat video competition: 19 young talents reached the final

28 November 2019
Some 35 participants from 8 countries in the southern Mediterranean region registered for the Majalat video contest "Zooming in on Civil Society." Nineteen young talents reached the final competition. Selected by a professional jury from the region, the first 3 winners will be announced during the…
European Parliament elects the von der Leyen Commission

European Parliament elects the von der Leyen Commission

28 November 2019
In a roll call vote that took place at noon on Wednesday, MEPs approved the new College of Commissioners with 461 votes in favour, 157 against and 89 abstentions. During her opening statement, European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen reiterated many of the commitments she made in…

Migration Media Award 2019

22 November 2019
Second EU-South Mediterranean Civil Society Forum to take place next week in Brussels

Second EU-South Mediterranean Civil Society Forum to take place next week in Brussels

22 November 2019
More than 160 representatives from around 130 civil society organizations, the majority of which coming from the South of the Mediterranean region, will gather, with European representatives, for the second MAJALAT Civil Society Forum (Brussels, December 2-3). Supported by the European Union (DG…
Young Mediterranean Voices Leadership Seminar kicked off

Young Mediterranean Voices Leadership Seminar kicked off

20 November 2019
The Young Mediterranean Voices (YMV) Leadership Seminar has kicked off in Malta with 22 emerging leaders from across the Mediterranean region. Over the course of the week, delegates will have the opportunity to meet global leaders, EU policy-makers, media drivers, and civil society leaders, from…