EPC Update – State of the Union 2023: Meeting the multiple challenges of our time?

YouTube, 13.09.2023

Online Briefing

Link to video on YouTube

This online EPC Update focused on Ursula von der Leyen's fourth State of the Union speech, delivered in the European Parliament on 13 September 2023. The Commission President took stock of the achievements over the past year and set out her plans for the year ahead.

What are the key priorities for the current Commission's final 12 months? How can the EU continue its course towards a greener, fairer, and more digital Union while responding to the multiple consequences of the war in Ukraine, a changing geopolitical and geoeconomic environment, demographic developments, and the need to prepare for future enlargement? How will the Commission strengthen the Union's defence and (hard and economic) security capabilities? How will it shape the EU's long-term relationship with China and other strategic partners? What more might it do to promote European values and protect the rule of law? And, finally, what is the overall assessment of von der Leyen's performance after four years in office?

Speakers: Fabian Zuleeg, Chief Executive, European Policy Centre; Janis Emmanouilidis, Director of Studies, European Policy Centre

Moderator: Jacki Davis, Senior Adviser, European Policy Centre

Link to video on YouTube here

Latest media contributions

EPC Update & Post-summit Briefing – Informal EU summit: The battle for an EU budget deal
Online Briefing, YouTube, 02.02.2024

EU leaders to press Hungary on Ukraine funding deal
Quotes, Deutsche Welle (DW), 31.01.2024

Von der Leyen will EU-Kommissionschefin bleiben
Interview/Quotes, Deutsche Welle (DW) (DE), 19.01.2024

Von der Leyen candidează la o nouă Președinție a C.E.
Interview/Quotes, Deutsche Welle (DW) (PL), 19.01.2024

Κινδυνεύει η Ε.Ε. από ακροδεξιό «τσουνάμι»;
Quotes, Kathimerini (GR), 02.01.2024

Belgiens EU-Ratspräsidentschaft: Viel zu tun, wenig Zeit
Quotes, Deutsche Welle, 01.01.2024

EPC Update – The final summit of a turbulent year: Outcomes and next steps
Online Briefing, YouTube, 12.12.2023

EPC Update – What prospects for EU integration in the new phase of permacrisis?
Online Briefing, YouTube, 20.11.2023

EUrope reimagined: Exploring European reform options
Online Briefing, YouTube, 06.11.2023

Μεσανατολικό: Πού είναι (πάλι) η Ευρώπη;
Quotes, Kathimerini (GR), 05.11.2023