The State of the Union going forward

In the first Sound of Economics Live episode after summer we look at the State of the Union address delivered by Ursula von der Leyen.

On 16 September 2020 Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, delivered her first State of the Union address before the European Parliament. In addition to looking back at the past year, she presented the priorities for the year ahead, focusing on initiatives such as the European Green Deal and the Digital Strategy.

A conversation between:

Giuseppe Porcaro, Head of Outreach and Governance, Bruegel

Alicia García-Herrero, Senior Fellow, Bruegel

André Sapir, Senior Fellow

Guntram B. Wolff, Director



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