Live blog: Ursula von der Leyen’s State of the Union speech

Rolling coverage of Commission president's address to the European Parliament.

Live blog: Ursula von der Leyen’s State of the Union speech

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen gives her annual State of the Union address to the European Parliament on Wednesday.

The speech is a chance for von der Leyen to reflect on the EU’s ongoing efforts to tackle the coronavirus pandemic and chart a recovery path for the years ahead.

Some of von der Leyen’s signature priorities, such as digital transformation and slashing carbon emissions, are widely expected to feature heavily in her address to the Parliament in Strasbourg.

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