SOTEU 2022: the Commission publishes an overview of past year’s actions

Ahead of President von der Leyen’s State of the Union address, which will take place in Strasbourg on 14 September 2022, the Commission has released an overview of its work and achievements over the past year. It describes the EU’s actions in response to Russia’s unjustified aggression against Ukraine and its efforts to cut EU’s dependence on Russian fossil fuels, as well as progress made on the other political priorities. The publication highlights the Commission’s efforts to strengthen the EU’s resilience through our recovery plan NextGenerationEU and through RePowerEU, to make our economies and societies greener, fairer and more digital, able to withstand economic, societal and health crises. It also elaborates on the EU’s role on the world stage, and highlights the initiatives taken to strengthen the pillars of European democracy, including through the Conference on the Future of Europe. The publication includes a timeline of key events and developments since September 2021. All the latest information about the 2022 State of the Union address can be found on the dedicated webpage.