State of the Union 2022 outcomes

19 September 2022EU news

On 14th September, President of the European Commission Ursula vor der Leyen delivered her third State of Union address, outlining flagship initiatives which the Commission plans to undertake in the coming year. Many of them are made in response to recommendations citizens made through the Conference on the Future of Europe including:

  • Proposing to make 2023 the European Year of Skills
  • Citizens’ panel becoming a regular feature
  • New initiative on mental health
  • European Convention
  • Continuing to strongly support Ukraine and its people
  • Implementing measures to support Europeans in weathering the energy crisis
  • Supporting the business environment 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 nature
  • Continuing to stand up for democracy and the rule of law


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