June 20, 2021
On July 2, 2021, President Ursula von der Leyen, recipient of the World Leader for Peace and Security Award 2020, presented by Boston Global Forum and Michael Dukakis Institute, gave a speech at a news event meant to usher in Slovenia’s six-month term at the EU’s helm, NexgenerationEU, European Commission President von der Leyen also urged Prime Minister Janez Jansa to swiftly nominate a delegate to the EU prosecutor’s office, a new body aimed at investigating graft across the 27-nation bloc.
“The European Union is cautiously reopening, we are shifting now from crisis management to long-term recovery efforts. #eudebates #Economy #ECON #Eurozone #Euro #Recovery #NRP #Slovenia And #NextGenerationEU is kind of the engine of this recovery. It will be up to us, together, to steer this recovery, and make sure it works smooth and fast on the ground. And I count on the Presidency’s support to approve as many national recovery and resilience plans as possible before the summer break. Because this is crucial, so the money starts flowing now as soon as possible. As you have said Prime Minister, our recovery will be sustainable, it will be digital. With NextGenerationEU, we have EUR 800 billion – in today’s prices – worth of investments, and this will make the European Green Deal a reality. It will enable our societies to embrace the digital revolution. ….. And I welcome your intention to start trilogues before the end of the year on our proposals for a safer, more open European digital space, namely, you know them: the Digital Services Act, the Digital Markets Act, and on data governance.”