COMMENTARIES: State of the European Union address 2021

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 15 September 2021.

Topics of the commentaries:​​

  • Michal Hrubý: All eyes on science. The EU Green Deal ambitions must become a global obligation to tackle the man-made climate change
  • Tom Baker: State of the EU 2021 Trade: Digital at the centre
  • Christian Kvorning Lassen: The EU has delivered on an unprecedented scale in the fight against COVID-19, yet there is still a long way to go
  • Danielle Piatkiewicz: Security and Global Engagement
  • Vít Havelka: Digital autonomy at the forefront
  • Jana Juzová: Union of Values. Going back to the roots
  • Katharine Klačanský: Beyond the Green Deal - assurance of enlarging green trade partnership

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Danielle Piatkiewicz
Research Fellow

Areas of expertise: Transatlantic and Central and Eastern European foreign and security relations, democracy promotion and NATO.

Christian Kvorning Lassen
Deputy Director & Head of Research

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

Katharine Klačanský
Research Fellow

Expertise: climate change, economic sustainability, environmental security

Jana Juzová
Research Fellow

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

Michal Hrubý
Research Fellow

Expertise: EU green economics, non-market valuation, consumption behavior

Vít Havelka
Research Fellow

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

Žiga Faktor
Head of Brussels Office

Expertise: European integration of Western Balkans, EU enlargement, Slovenian Politics and EU-Turkey relations

Kateřina Davidová
Research Fellow

Expertise: EU climate and energy policy, environmental protection