Ursula von der Leyen's State of the Union speech in the face of European challenges

The President of the European Commission, the German Ursula von der Leyen, began shortly after 9 a.m. her State of the Union speech to MEPs in Strasbourg, a political speech taking stock of the year elapsed and setting goals for the future. Ursula von der Leyen immediately pointed out the young people who are fighting for the climate, aware of the challenges of global warming.

The speech will focus on the Covid-19 pandemic, the state of vaccination in Europe (70% of the adult population), but also the ambitions of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to limit global warming, so that the European Union was particularly affected by the floods last summer, in particular in Germany – country of origin of the President of the European Commission – Belgium, Greece and other countries.

On his arrival in the room where the plenary is being held, the European Commissioner for Justice and the Rule of Law, Didier Reynders, declared that he was waiting for the session of parliament to reaffirm European values, on the rule of law but also on the migration pact.

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