POLITICO – Under fire in battles over EU values, Commission VP shoots from the lip.
Von der Leyen provoca las iras de socialistas y liberales al tomar partido en unas elecciones nacionales
EL PAÍS – La presidenta de la Comisión podría haber violado la obligación de neutralidad prevista en el código de conducta del organismo.
POLITICO – European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s soundbite for a Croatian political campaign video lasted all of two seconds. But the repercussions have already lasted much longer and won’t be over anytime soon.
CNBC – “The U.S. travel ban against the EU Schengen is a politically motivated, and largely ineffective measure,” Alberto Alemanno, a professor of EU law at H.E.C. Paris Business School, told CNBC Friday. The travel ban comes at a time when the number of cases is rising in both the Europe and the United States. The two countries agreed in January to improve their trade links, by negotiating a deal before the end of the year.
AL JAZEERA – Thirty years after independence from Soviet Union, some in Lithuania fight new battle to fend off Russian influence.
EL PAÍS – La nueva presidenta apuesta por tender puentes hacia el Este para evitar que el choque con Polonia y Hungría resquebraje la UE.
LE FIGARO – Les parlementaires ont refusé jeudi d’adouber la candidate française, qui est visée par deux enquêtes.
THE WASHINTON POST – German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen was confirmed Tuesday for the European Union’s most powerful job, in a nail-biter of a vote that put Europe’s divisions on stark display.
THE GUARDIAN – It would be wrong for the EU to say no to migrants, say Maarten Veldmans and Paul Ashley Singer, while Alberto Alemanno is concerned about Steve Bannon’s influence.
THE GUARDIAN – In a world where false and misleading information reaches billions instantly and online manipulation is becoming ever more sophisticated, governments are increasingly turning to legislation to combat fake news.