🚨@vonderleyen's 1st #SOTEU
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"For me it is crystal clear–we need to build a stronger European Health Union
& to start making this a reality we must now draw the 1st lessons from the health crisis
We need to make our new #EU4Health programme future proof"@SKyriakidesEU
"...this was a global crisis we need to learn the global lessons. This is why, along with Prime Minister @GiuseppeConteIT and the Italian #G20 Presidency, I will convene a Global Health Summit next year in #Italy.
This will show Europeans that our Union is there to protect all."
"...the Commission created the #SURE programme(...)This is real European solidarity in action. And it reflects the fact that in our Union the dignity of work must be sacred."💪🇪🇺🤲"will put forward a legal proposal to support Member States to set up a framework for #MinimumWages"
"For the first time(...)🇪🇺has put in place its own common tools to complement national fiscal stabilisers. This is a remarkable moment of unity for our Union. This is an achievement that we should take collective pride in.(...)this is definitely not the time to withdraw support."
"the 3rd enduring promise is the promise of #opportunity.The pandemic reminded us of many things we may have forgotten or taken for granted(...)We must tear down the barriers of the #SingleMarket(...)cut red tape(...)step up implementation & enforcement(...)restore the 4 freedoms
"The #EUGreenDeal is our blueprint to make that transformation. At the heart of it is our mission to become the 1st climate-neutral continent by 2050(...)proposing to increase the 2030 target for emission reduction to at least 55%(...)target is ambitious achievable & beneficial🇪🇺
"37% of #NextGenerationEU will be spent directly on our European Green Deal objectives (...) I can today announce that we will set a target of 30% of #NextGenerationEU’s 750 billion euro to be raised through #GreenBonds.(...)takes green financing to the next level."
"I want #NextGenerationEU to create new European #Hydrogen Valleys to modernise our industries, power our vehicles and bring new life to rural areas. (...) I want #NextGenerationEU to kickstart a European renovation wave (...) and make our Union a leader in the circular economy."
"...this is not just an environmental or economic project: it needs to be a new cultural project for Europe(...)This is why we will set up a new European #Bauhaus – a co-creation space where architects, artists, students, engineers, designers work together to make that happen."
"We must make this Europe’s #DigitalDecade. But Europe must now lead the way on digital – or it will have to follow the way of others, who are setting these standards for us. (...) we will build a European cloud as part of #NextGenerationEU - based on #GaiaX."
"we need to focus on is technology - and in particular #AI (...)will soon propose a secure🇪🇺#e_identity. One that we trust & that any citizen can use anywhere in🇪🇺to do anything from paying your taxes to renting a bicycle(...)we can control ourselves what data & how data is used"
"infrastructure(...)This is a huge opportunity & the prerequisite for revitalising rural areas(...)I am pleased to announce an investment of 8 Bln EUR in the next generation of supercomputers - cutting-edge technology made in🇪🇺(...)This is what🇪🇺's Digital Decade is all about!"
"the 🇪🇺stepped up to lead the global response. With civil society, the #G20, @WHO& others we brought more than 40 countries together to raise 16 Bln EUR to finance research on vaccines, tests & treatments for the whole world. This is the EU’s unmatched convening power in action."
"When Member States say🇪🇺is too slow I say to them be courageous &finally move to qualified majority voting–at least on human rights &sanctions implementation. This House has called many times for a🇪🇺 #MagnitskyAct – & I can announce that we will now come forward with a proposal"
"the European Union is on the side of the people of #Belarus. (...) The people of Belarus must be free to decide their own future for themselves (...) We have seen the pattern in #Georgia and #Ukraine, #Syria and #Salisbury – and in election meddling around the world."
"🇹🇷is in a troubled neighbourhood(...)But none of this is justification for attempts to intimidate its neighbours. Our Member States 🇨🇾&🇬🇷 can always count on 🇪🇺's full solidarity on protecting their legitimate sovereignty rights. De-escalation (...) is in our mutual interest."
"responding more assertively to global events 🇪🇺must deepen &refine its partnerships with friends &allies (...)The scenes in this very room when we held hands & said goodbye with #AuldLangSyne spoke a thousand words. They showed an affection for the 🇬🇧people that will never fade"
"The #WesternBalkans are part of 🇪🇺&not just a stopover on the #SilkRoad. We will soon present an economic recovery package for the Western Balkans(...)& we will also be there for the #EasternPartnership countries & our partners in the southern neighbourhood– to help create jobs"
"We will continue to believe in open & fair trade across the world(...) use our diplomatic strength & economic clout to broker agreements that make a difference(...) form high ambition coalitions(...) work for just globalisation(...) I want 🇪🇺to be a global advocate for fairness"
"Next week the Commission will put forward its New Pact on #Migration.We will take a human&humane approach. Saving lives at sea is not optional(...)countries who fulfil their legal&moral duties or are more exposed than others must be able to rely on the solidarity of our whole🇪🇺"
"progress on fighting racism and hate is fragile – it is hard won but very easily lost. So now is the moment to make change. To build a truly anti-racist Union – that goes from condemnation to action. The Commission is putting forward an action plan to start making that happen."
"Hate is hate - and no one should have to put up with it (...) in this Union fighting racism will never be optional. We will improve education and knowledge (...) tackle unconscious bias that exists (...) and we will appoint the Commission’s first-ever anti-racism coordinator"
"#LGBTQI-free zones are humanity free zones & they have no place in our Union & to make sure that we support the whole community, the Commission will soon put forward a strategy to strengthen LGBTQI rights (...) I will also push for mutual recognition of family relations in 🇪🇺"
"Honourable Members,
The future will be what we make it. And Europe will be what we want it to be.
So let’s stop talking it down. And let’s get to work for it. Let’s make it strong. And let’s build the world we want to live in.
Long live Europe!"
@vonderleyen 16/09/2020
#SOTEU

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