European Fee President Ursula von der Leyen is ready to stipulate objectives for the EU in her annual State of the Union tackle Wednesday. The speech is more likely to acknowledge the bloc’s public well being achievements through the 2020 pandemic and tackle future considerations akin to digital targets to meet up with the US and China. Comply with the tackle stay on FRANCE 24.
European Fee President Ursula von der Leyen’s State of the Union speech to lawmakers within the European Parliament in Strasbourg marks the beginning of the political yr for the 27-member bloc. The annual tackle takes inventory of the previous yr and descriptions the objectives and coverage measures for the upcoming political yr.
The Covid-19 disaster is ready to dominate the agenda with the EU chief more likely to spotlight the bloc’s public well being and financial bundle achievements in 2020. She is predicted to give attention to the vaccination programme in a bid to dispel the narrative of provide issues earlier this yr and spotlight the bloc’s fast catch-up, with greater than 70 % of adults within the EU totally vaccinated to this point.
FRANCE 24’s Dave Keating examines among the points confronting the EU at present, within the video under.