President von der Leyen’s State of the Union address: leading the way on digital

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen addressed the European Parliament and pledged that the Commission would drive Europe’s sustainable and transformational recovery, focusing on several areas, including digital transformation. To this end, she called for a common plan for digital Europe with clearly defined goals for 2030, such as for connectivity, skills and digital public services. Moreover, she announced that the EU will invest 20% of Next Generation EU’s budget on digital.