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LIVE: Commission President delivers State of the European Union Speech

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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is addressing the European Parliament in her first State of the European Union address.

The annual event will see von der Leyen update the European Parliament on the works of the Commission. Her speech is expected to touch on issues such as climate change, relations with neighbouring countries as well as plans for an economic recovery following the Covid-19 pandemic.

The State of the EU speech is geared towards promoting a more transparent and democratic EU since it allows the Parliament to assess the Commission’s work.

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