State of the European Union debate: EC president von der Leyen to address the House 

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Ursula von der Leyen will outline the Commission’s work in tackling the COVID-19 crisis - © EU 2020-EP/DLL  

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis, MEPs will take stock of the von der Leyen Commission’s achievements to date on Wednesday from 9.15.


You can watch the plenary debate via EP Live, and EbS+.


Ursula von der Leyen is expected to outline the impact of the Commission’s work in mitigating the COVID-19 sanitary and economic crisis, and to outline her vision for economic recovery, fighting climate change, and the situation in Europe’s neighbourhood.


Political group leaders will assess the Commission’s work and set out their views, as this annual State of the Union debate is a chance for MEPs to scrutinise the work and the plans of the European Commission and help set the future direction for the EU.

Today from 16.00 to 18.00,

Parliament will hold a central live event, where lead MEPs will discuss the European Union’s priorities and react to questions and ideas from citizens. You can follow the live streaming available here.