Ursula von der Leyen

CDU chief appointed Germany's defense minister

Leader of the ruling Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer was sworn in as Germany’s new defense minister, following her predecessor Ursula von der Leyen’s election as the …

EU Parliament to vote on von der Leyen on July 16

The European Parliament would vote on Ursula von der Leyen’s nomination to head the EU Commission on July 16, a parliament spokesman said. Concerns over von der Leyen’s chances of obtaining the endorsement …

German Defence Minister to visit Tbilisi

German Minister of Defence Ursula von der Leyen will visit Tbilisi on October 5 upon the invitation by her Georgian counterpart Levan Izoria, the German Embassy in Tbilisi says. After a reception with military honours …

German troops to leave Turkey's İncirlik base in July

Germany's defense minister has said German troops in Turkey’s İncirlik Air Base will continue fighting in the international coalition against the Daesh terrorist group till the end of June, Yeni Şafak reports. In an …

Berlin urges Russia to report number of its troops

NATO and Russia should exchange data on relocation and numbers of their military units, which would be reasonable, Germany’s Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said in an interview published in Bild am Sonntag. …