Ursula von der Leyen

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BornUrsula Gertrud Albrecht
Ixelles, Belgium
Alma materUniversity of Göttingen, University of Münster, London School of Economics, Hannover Medical School
ParentsErnst Albrecht
SpouseHeiko von der Leyen
Member ofAlbrecht family, Atlantic Council/Distinguished Leadership Awards, BBC/100 Women/2022
Interest ofEmily O’Reilly
PartyChristian Democratic Union
Bilderberger President of the European Commission promoting Vaccine passports

Employment.png President of the European Commission Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
1 December 2019 - Present
Preceded byJean-Claude Juncker

Employment.png Germany/Minister of Defence

In office
17 December 2013 - 17 July 2019
Preceded byThomas de Maizière

Employment.png Germany/Minister of Labour and Social Affairs

In office
30 November 2009 - 17 December 2013

Employment.png Germany/Minister of Family Affairs and Youth

In office
22 November 2005 - 30 November 2009

Employment.png Germany/Member of the Bundestag Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
27 September 2009 - 31 July 2019

Ursula von der Leyen is the current President of the European Commission. She was Minister of Defence in the German Government from 2013 to 2019; where she was cited as running a department characterised by “nepotism” and “incompetence”, awarding a large cushy contract to consultants from McKinsey.

Ursula von der Leyen has been noted as a strong advocate for the formation of an EU Army and advocates for a more aggressive foreign policy for the European Union. [1] In 2021, she was promoting vaccine passports.[2] In 2023, she was dubbed "Frau Genocide" for supporting Israel's genocide in Gaza.[3]

The upper class personified

Ursula von der Leyen grew up in an upper-class family, the daughter of the former Prime Minister of Lower Saxony, Ernst Albrecht, scion of an ancient noble family. He worked as one of the first European civil servants in the European Commission in 1958, first as chef de cabinet to the European commissioner for competition Hans von der Groeben in the Hallstein Commission, and then as director-general of the Directorate-General for Competition from 1967 to 1970.[4]

In 1986, she married into the dynasty of the “silk barons” von der Leyen, who have been part of the German establishment since the 18th century. They live in the castle-like family estate in Burgdorf-Beinhorn.[5]

Education and professional career

In 1977, she started studying economics at the University of Göttingen. At the height of the fear of communist terrorism in West Germany, she fled to London in 1978 after her family was told that the Red Army Faction (RAF) was planning to kidnap her due to her being the daughter of a prominent politician. She spent more than a year in hiding in London, where she lived with protection from Scotland Yard under the name Rose Ladson to avoid detection and enrolled at the London School of Economics.[6][7]

In 1980, she switched to studying medicine and enrolled at the Hannover Medical School, where she graduated in 1987 and acquired her medical license.[8]

From 1988 to 1992, she worked as an assistant physician at the Women's Clinic of the Hannover Medical School. Upon completing her doctoral studies, she graduated as a Doctor of Medicine in 1991. Following the birth of twins (she has seven children in all), she was a housewife in Stanford, California, from 1992 to 1996, while her husband was a faculty member of Stanford University.[9]

From 1998 to 2002, she taught at the Department of Epidemiology, Social Medicine and Health System Research at the Hannover Medical School. In 2001 she earned a Master of Public Health degree at the institution.[10]

Political Career

Her meteoric rise began in the early 2000s, when she was drawn into politics in father's footsteps. Thanks to his networks, despite her inexperience, she was not only able to secure a secure direct mandate for the Lower Saxony state parliament, but was also appointed Family Minister by family friend Christian Wulff - a clever PR coup, the blonde, preppy mother of seven with the chaste hairstyle was able to do be sold as a symbol of successful conservative ideals.[4]

A year later the “power woman” was elected to the leadership of CDU and two years later she became Federal Family Minister in Angela Merkel's cabinet. There, she started a campaign to introduce Internet blocks, earning her the nickname "Zensursula".[4]

In 2013, she was moved over to Federal Defense Ministry, which threatened to founder her career. Although the military budget became bigger, the equipment and logistics problems of the Bundeswehr also became more mismanaged. Instead of tackling the underlying problems politically, von der Leyen hired a whole army of advisors from well-known law firms and consulting firms for large sums, whose task was also and above all to conceal the failure of the minister and to sell her positively at the taxpayer's expense.[4]

Her ideological orientation became more and more radical, as a foreign and security policy hawk who has fully integrated herself into the transatlantic NATO strategy, standing behind the model of militarization of the EU and the West with a “policy of strength” to continue a new Cold War with Russia.[4]

She is an advocate of a "European Defence Union", with an army which can act independently of NATO and the United States.[11]

Thank you Melinda & Bill for your leadership and dedication!

Thank you Melinda & Bill for your leadership and dedication! https://t.co/O9bZr1cE2r – Ursula von der Leyen, 5 May 2020

On 2 July 2019, von der Leyen was proposed by the European Council as the candidate for President of the European Commission.[12][13] She was then elected by the European Parliament on 16 July;[14] and she took office on 1 December, becoming the first woman in such role.

Agent of Influence

“As Federal Defense Minister, Von der Leyen behaved as the US President wanted when he called for increase in military spending: higher military budgets, increased armaments instead of disarmament. And although this minister got into trouble because of her high spending on consulting firms and various personnel decisions and was anything but a role model, she became President of the European Commission. That is a key function and it is important for the US.

The decision for von der Leyen happened quietly backstage. No sensible person can explain why she was given this important office. A partial explanation is that she had the support of important countries from Eastern Europe. The United States has a great influence on these states.

In the first major critical case, Von der Leyen immediately and unequivocally represented the US position, where she said Iran itself is to be blamed for the confrontation in the Middle East and for the execution of the Iranian general. With her, the United States can probably also stake a claim on other occasions and play a key role in shaping the internal structure of the European Union. Ursula von der Leyen is the perfect example of an "agent of influence".”
Albrecht Müller (January 2, 2021)  [15]


Ursula von der Leyen and the three suits: first too small, second too big and third just right
"The Brexit agreement was written in English so they could understand it!"

On Sunday 13 December 2020, Ursula von der Leyen said the EU’s relations with the UK are going to be “about new beginnings with old friends”.

She was asked if the two sides could reach a deal with three weeks left before the transition period ends, and future trading would be under World Trade Organization rules.

The President of the European Commission said "there is movement" in the Brexit talks but the UK had the choice to “play by our rules” if it wants "seamless access" to the EU single market, or see “border and tariffs”.[16]

Frau Genocide

On 24 December 2023, describing Ursula von der Leyen as a cheerleader for the genocidal apartheid regime of Israel, Clare Daly MEP said:

"And now a 'Defence of Democracy Package' from a Commission led by a figure no member of the public ever voted for, who's spent the last 3 months swooping in and speaking over the foreign policies of elected governments, all to cheerlead for a genocidal apartheid regime. Nein danke, Frau Genocide!"[17]

No justification

Propaganda following war's first casualty

On 13 October 2023, when Ursula von der Leyen travelled to Tel Aviv, Benjamin Netanyahu told her:

“Thank you, Ursula. I appreciate the expression of support that you gave now and in recent days and the fact that so many European countries have stood with us shoulder-to-shoulder.

“These are not merely acts of war, these are war crimes. What Hamas has done is to perpetrate the worst war crimes since the Holocaust: the burning of people alive, cramming young people into a room, bringing spare tyres from cars so there is more flames, burning them alive. This is the Holocaust method.

“Shooting babies, bound children, shooting them in the face, killing children in front of their parents, killing parents in front of their children, the rape and murder of women, the kidnapping of old people, young people, families, carrying them away. You saw the picture of that little boy. Pushed. Beaten. It reminds us of the pictures from the worst periods of the Holocaust.

“If Hamas could have its way, it would do to us exactly what the Nazis did to the Jews—they would kill every last one of us, they would mutilate our bodies, they would behead us, and that’s what they did. And therefore, it’s important to understand that Hamas perpetrated the worst war crimes since World War II.

“And Hamas is ISIS in some respects. As US President Joe Biden said, they’re worse than ISIS. And so they have to be treated the way ISIS was treated. The international community, banded together, to eradicate this horrible scourge. And I appreciate the fact that the international community and Europe is standing behind Israel so that we can eradicate this scourge. We are doing so, I think in the front line of civilisation. This is the front line of civilisation between barbarism. And we have to ensure that nobody meets with the barbarians.

“There are not diplomatic relations with ISIS, there are not diplomatic relations with Al-Qaeda after 9/11 and there is no harbouring, states that harbour Hamas representation or harbouring ISIS or Al Qaeda. That’s unthinkable. There should be a concrete position of the international community to apply sanctions on countries that do so. If we stand united, then civilisation will win.

Israel appreciates the support that you are giving us in these trying times, and I’m sure we’ll have other ideas that we’ll talk about in our meeting. Thank you, Ursula.”[18]


Quotes by Ursula von der Leyen

"Vaccine passport"“all EU citizens have a fundamental right to free movement in the EU. The EU Digital Covid Certificate, available in paper or digital format, will make it easier for Europeans to travel...”May 2021Forbes
Climate change/Preparation“[...] and let me give you two examples for what could be driving our new global agenda. The first example is climate change. Climate change is the looming crisis behind Covid; and the loss of biodiversity is a main driver of today's and potentially future pandemics.”19 February 2021— MSC Special Edition 2021


An appointment by Ursula von der Leyen

Elisa FerreiraEU/Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms1 December 2019


Events Participated in

Bilderberg/201511 June 201514 June 2015Austria
The 63rd meeting, 128 Bilderbergers met in Austria
Bilderberg/20169 June 201612 June 2016Germany
The 2016 Bilderberg meeting took place in Dresden, Germany.
Bilderberg/20187 June 201810 June 2018Italy
Hotel Torino Lingotto Congress
The 66th Bilderberg Meeting, in Turin, Italy, known for months in advance after an unprecedented leak by the Serbian government.
Bilderberg/201930 May 20192 June 2019Switzerland
The 67th Bilderberg Meeting
Brussels Forum/201520 March 201522 March 2015Germany
North Rhine-Westphalia
Yearly discreet get-together of huge amount of transatlantic politicians, media and military and corporations, under the auspices of the CIA-close German Marshall Fund. The 2015 main theme was (R)evolution.
Munich Security Conference/201431 January 20142 February 2014Germany
The 50th Munich Security Conference
Munich Security Conference/20156 February 20158 February 2015Germany
"400 high-ranking decision-makers in international politics, including some 20 heads of state and government as well as more than 60 foreign and defence ministers, met in Munich to discuss current crises and conflicts."
Munich Security Conference/201612 February 201614 February 2016Germany
The 52nd Munich Security Conference
Munich Security Conference/201717 February 201719 February 2017Germany
The 53rd Munich Security Conference
Munich Security Conference/201812 February 201814 February 2018Germany
The 54th Munich Security Conference
Munich Security Conference/201915 February 201917 February 2019Germany
The 55th Munich Security Conference, which included "A Spreading Plague" aimed at "identifying gaps and making recommendations to improve the global system for responding to deliberate, high consequence biological events."
Munich Security Conference/202014 February 202016 February 2020Germany
The 56th Munich Security Conference, in 2020, "welcomed an unprecedented number of high-ranking international decision-makers."
Munich Security Conference/202218 February 202220 February 2022Germany
Munich Security Conference/202416 February 202418 February 2024Germany
Annual conference of mid-level functionaries from the military-industrial complex - politicians, propagandists and lobbyists - in their own bubble, far from the concerns of their subjects
WEF/Annual Meeting/201323 January 201327 January 2013Switzerland2500 mostly unelected leaders met to discuss "leading through adversity"
WEF/Annual Meeting/201521 January 201524 January 2015SwitzerlandAttended by a lot of people. This page lists only the 261 "Public Figures".
WEF/Annual Meeting/201717 January 201720 January 2017Switzerland2950 known participants, including prominently Bill Gates. "Offers a platform for the most effective and engaged leaders to achieve common goals for greater societal leadership."
WEF/Annual Meeting/201823 January 201826 January 2018Switzerland~2200 of the super-rich meet to talk about "Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World"
WEF/Annual Meeting/201922 January 201925 January 2019Switzerland
WEF/Annual Meeting/202021 January 202024 January 2020SwitzerlandThis mega-summit of the world's ruling class and their political and media appendages happens every year, but 2020 was special, as the continuous corporate media coverage of COVID-19 started more or less from one day to the next on 20/21 January 2020, coinciding with the start of the meeting.
WEF/Annual Meeting/202316 January 202320 January 2023SwitzerlandThe theme of the meeting was "Cooperation in a Fragmented World"


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