The European Parliament in Strasbourg is hosting the State of the Union Debate today from 9 a.m. onwards. This event marks the start of the European political year. The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, will outline the priorities for the new political year and discuss them with the Members of the European Parliament.
Due to the unprecedented moment the European Union is going through, this debate and the proposals to be made in it are of special interest to the media and the public.
The debate will begin at 9:00 a.m:
The State of the Union address, provided for by the Treaty of Lisbon, marks the start of the dialogue between the Commission, the European Parliament and the European Council with a view to drawing up the Commission’s annual work program. The 2010 framework agreement on relations between the European Parliament and the European Commission requires the President and First Vice-President of the European Commission to send a letter of intent to the Presidents of the European Parliament and the Council outlining the actions the European Commission intends to take through legislative and other measures. The speech by the President of the Commission is followed by a debate in the plenary session of the European Parliament. The first State of the Union address was delivered in 2010, after the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty.
State of the Union 2022 webpage
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