COMMENTARIES: State of the European Union address 2020

Experts from EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy comment on the State of the Union address (SOTEU) given by the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen on 16 September 2020.

Topics of the commentaries:

  • Christian Kvorning Lassen: General Impressions – A Visionary Speech Challenged by Political Reality
  • Christian Kvorning Lassen:  A Stronger European Health Union is Needed
  • Christian Kvorning Lassen: Migration – Ambitious rhetoric, dubious feasibility
  • Danielle Piatkiewicz: Multilateralism: Europe’s Call to Global Action – Taking the Lead
  • Kateřina Davidová: EU’s climate momentum not quashed by the pandemic as new target is presented
  • Jana Juzová: European Neighbourhoods – Vague Reassurances, Economy First
  • Zuzana Stuchlíková: Next Generation EU, Rule of Law and Conference on the Future of Europe
  • Vít Havelka: The EU and the UK fights over blame for Brexit fiasco

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Zuzana Stuchlíková
Associate Research Fellow

Expertise: Central Europe, EU Institutions

Danielle Piatkiewicz
Research Fellow

Areas of expertise: Transatlantic and Central and Eastern European security and relations, NATO and Eastern Partnership.

Expertise: Migration/European migration crisis, EU foreign policy, Scandinavian politics, populism, EU enlargement policy

Jana Juzová
Research Fellow

Expertise: regionalism, Visegrad cooperation, democratization and European integration of the Western Balkan countries, EU enlargement

Vít Havelka
Research Fellow

Expertise: EU institutional relations with member states, europeisation, transformation role of EU

Kateřina Davidová
Research Fellow

Expertise: EU climate and energy policy, environmental protection