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State of the Union 2022. Charting the course for the year ahead

The 2022 State of Union addressed by the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, on 14 September, advocates for “a union that stands strong together”. Ukraine people are an example of courage and we salute European solidarity.

The President outlined that many flagship initiatives are made in response to recommendations citizens made through the Conference on the Future of Europe.

The initiatives among others include:

  • Continuing to strongly support Ukraine and its people, including by mobilising the full power of the EU’s Single Market
  • Putting in place measures to support Europeans in weathering the energy crisis
  • Supporting the business environment, particularly small and medium enterprises, to strengthen Europe’s future competitiveness
  • Cutting the EU’s dependency on Russian fossil fuels, and working closely with reliable suppliers
  • Investing further in renewable energy and hydrogen in particular
  • Leading globally on climate adaptation and protecting our nature
  • Continuing to stand up for democracy, at home and across the world, and for the rule of law

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