On 12 September 2021, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, delivered her State of the Union highlighting the priorities and initiatives for the coming year.
Some of the proposed initiatives included:
On the Letter of Intent sent to David Sassoli, the President of the European Parliament, and Prime Minister Janez Janša, as the Presidency of the Council, Ursula von der Leyen detailed the actions that the Commission intends to take, re-affirming the European Pillar of Social Rights and set out new measures for equity and fairness:
The new European Care Strategy will “support men and women in finding the best care and the best life balance for them” – she stated, stressing that “caring for someone you love is the most precious time of all.”
Other key initiatives for 2022 are the European Green Deal, a Europe fit for the digital age, an economy that works for people, a stronger Europe in the world, promoting the European way of life and a new push for European democracy.
>> Read the State of Union Letter of intent here.