Brussels is stepping up to tackle the big crises, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen declared Wednesday in her first State of the European Union speech, and she pointedly challenged EU capitals and international powers to do the same.
In the wide-ranging, plain-spoken address to the European Parliament, von der Leyen issued a clarion call for action in the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
She tried to reassure citizens that Brussels now has a firm grip on the crisis, citing a historic budget-and-recovery package. And she proclaimed the Commission’s intent to seize the moment “to build the world we want to live in” …read more
Source:: European Voice