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President of the European Commission since the 1st of December 2019, Ursula von der Leyen finds herself facing one of the European Union’s most serious crises since its creation. As well as responding to the economic and social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Commission aims to put the European Union as a frontrunner in environmental protection. Mrs von der Leyen therefore faces multiple challenges at the head of the European Commission.
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On the 90th anniversary of our forum, Mrs von der Leyen will honour us by speaking on the theme of: What are Priorities for Europe?