On the 1st December, the updated European Commission became operational, reports their press service.

What happened?

On November 27th, The European Parliament approved the composition of the European Commission, headed by Germany’s defence ex-minister Ursula von der Leyen.

“Europe is not just a treasure we inherit. Europe is a promise, Europe is the future. It is something that we all have to build – brick by brick, day by day.” – said the President von der Leyen.

On the 4 December at the read-out of the first College meeting of the new European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen told that the European Green Deal fighting climate change is not only necessary, but it is also a huge opportunity for the European Union. EU plans to invest in research and innovation, in green technologies, sustainable solutions and new businesses, and to show that this can be for the European Union a new growth strategy.