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Ursula von der Leyen

PRESIDENT (2019-2024)

Ursula von der Leyen

Address: Rue de la Loi / Wetstraat 200, 1049 Brussels, Belgium

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Role

The President is the head of the European Commission.

According to the treaties, the President decides on the organisation of the Commission and allocates portfolios to individual Commissioners. The President also sets the Commission's policy agenda.

The President represents the Commission in European Council meetings, G7 and G20 summits, summits with non-EU countries and major debates in the European Parliament and the Council.

President von der Leyen was appointed by national leaders and elected by the European Parliament after she presented her Political Guidelines.

These guidelines were inspired by her discussions with the parliament’s political groups, as well as by the European Council’s strategic agenda for 2019-2024. They set the work of the European institutions around six headline ambitions for Europe for this period:

 

Team

President von der Leyen's team supports her in her daily work.

My team

Media Gallery

Calendar

Delivers an opening speech at the ceremony of the International Peace of Westphalia Prize, awarded to Mr Emmanuel Macron, President of France
  • Münster, Germany
  • Ursula von der Leyen
Meeting of the College of Commissioners, including the visit of Mr Sauli Niinistö, Special Advisor / Former President of Finland
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Ursula von der Leyen

Transparency

Meetings

As part of the Commission’s commitment to transparency, Commissioners and their members of Cabinet publish information on meetings held with organisations or self-employed individuals.

Public petitions

Responses to petitions, or a high number of identical correspondence to the President and other members of the College of Commissioners, are published here in the interest of transparency and coherence.

Declaration of Interests

In line with the Commission's Code of Conduct for Members of the Commission, each Commissioner publishes a Declaration of Interests.

The Declaration of Interests of the President is published at the bottom of this page.

A machine-readable version of all Declarations is also published. This is in line with the requirements of the Code of Conduct.

Biography

  1. 2019 - present
    President of the European Commission
  2. 2013-2019
    Federal Minister of Defence, Germany
  3. 2009-2013
    Federal Minister of Labor and Social Affairs
  4. 2009-2019
    Member of the German Bundestag
  5. 2005-2009
    Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, Germany
  6. 2003-2005
    Minister for Social Affairs, Women, Family Affairs and Health in Lower Saxony, Germany
  7. 2003-2005
    Member of the CDU in the State Assembly of Lower Saxony
  8. Since 1990
    Member of the CDU
  9. 1998-2002
    Member of the academic staff, Department of Epidemiology, Social Medicine and Health System Research, Hanover Medical School (Medizinische Hochschule)

Declaration of interests

The German version is the only authentic version.

7 MARCH 2024
Declaration of interests - Ursula von der Leyen

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