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State of the Union

14 September 2022

Charting the course for the year ahead

In her State of the Union address on 14 September 2022, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen outlined flagship initiatives which the Commission plans to undertake in the coming year. Many of them are made in response to recommendations citizens made through the Conference on the Future of Europe.

The initiatives among others include:

  • Continuing to strongly support Ukraine and its people, including by mobilising the full power of the EU’s Single Market
  • Putting in place measures to support Europeans in weathering the energy crisis
  • Supporting the business environment, particularly small and medium enterprises, to strengthen Europe’s future competitiveness
  • Cutting the EU’s dependency on Russian fossil fuels, and working closely with reliable suppliers
  • Investing further in renewable energy and hydrogen in particular
  • Leading globally on climate adaptation and protecting our nature
  • Continuing to stand up for democracy, at home and across the world, and for the rule of law

 

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State of the Union 2022 - President von der Leyen's speech
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Speech as delivered by President von der Leyen

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State of the Union 2022 - President von der Leyen's speech, multilingual version
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New initiatives

On 14 September, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen also sent a Letter of Intent to Roberta Metsola, the President of the European Parliament, and Prime Minister Petr Fiala of Czech Republic, which currently holds the Presidency of the Council. In it she details the actions the Commission intends to take in the following year by means of legislation and other initiatives.

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State of the Union 2022 - President von der Leyen's letter of intent
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Von der Leyen Commission: 2021-2022

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State of the Union 2022 - Achievements
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Key moments 2021-2022

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State of the Union 2022 - Timeline
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