State of the Union address by President von der Leyen

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, delivered her address on 16 September 2020.

State of the Union 2020

About the State of the Union address

In September each year, the President of the European Commission delivers the State of the Union address to the Parliament. The address takes stock of the achievements of the past year and presents the priorities for the year ahead.

The President also sets out how the Commission will address the most pressing challenges the European Union faces and ideas for shaping the future of the EU.

Previous State of the Union addresses (2015-2018)