Representation in Ireland

Wednesday 16 September: Webinar - the State of the European Union 2020


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Every year in September, the President of the European Commission delivers the State of the Union address before the European Parliament, taking stock of the achievements of the past year and presenting the priorities for the year ahead. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, will deliver her address at 8 am (Irish time) on Wednesday 16 September 2020. The speech will be followed by a plenary debate with members of the European Parliament.

Marking this major speech, the European Commission Representation in Ireland, the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA) and the European Parliament Liaison Office in Ireland will host a live-streaming of President von der Leyen's State of the Union address, followed by a webinar panel discussion assessing the key themes explored and President von der Leyen’s outlook and priorities for the future of Europe.

16/09/2020 - 08:00 to 10:00

Speakers at the event will include:

  • Senator Regina Doherty, Leader of Seanad Éireann;
  • David O’Sullivan, Chair of the Governing Board of the European Policy Centre, former Director General of TD Trade and former Secretary General of the European Commission;
  • Dr Mary C. Murphy, Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration and Lecturer in Politics, University College Cork.

The panel will be moderated by Martina Fitzgerald, Journalist and Author.

Click here for more information and to register for the event.