Doorstep by EP President Metsola ahead of State of the EU debate
At 8.30 on Wednesday morning, ahead of the State of the European Union debate, EP President Roberta Metsola will hold a doorstep in front of the plenary chamber and take questions.
State of the European Union debate
At 9.00, Commission President von der Leyen will give her final State of the European Union address before the 6-9 June 2024 European elections, followed by a debate with MEPs. She is expected to outline her Commission’s priorities from now until the end of its mandate. She is expected to focus on a stronger and more resilient European Union, on the EU’s continued support for Ukraine, on energy security and EU energy independence, the EU’s twin green and digital transitions, and on protecting core EU values.
In their reactions, MEPs will assess the Commission’s work and its plans for the year ahead, alongside presenting their own priorities. The annual State of the Union debate allows MEPs to scrutinise the European Commission’s work and contribute to setting the EU’s policy direction.
You can follow the debate live here.