Ep. 15  /  Ibec Responds

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen's State of the Union Address

President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen gave her third annual State of the Union Address to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on the 14th of September.

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President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen gave her third annual State of the Union Address to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on the 14th of September. The tradition dates back to 2010, and assesses the current context of the European Union and outlines a vision for the following year.

In this episode, Ibec’s Dr Pat Ivory, Director of EU and International Affairs, and Neil Willoughby, European Affairs Senior Executive, give an immediate overview and business reaction to her address.

To learn more about Ibec's EU policy priorities explore our 'Stronger Europe, Stronger Ireland' campaign here.

Read President Ursula von der Leyen’s full State of the Union Address here.

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