SOTEU: what von der Leyen announced – and what is just repacked

Ursula von der Leyen and several female commissioners had agreed: all of them dressed in the colors of the Ukrainian national flag. Next to them on the commission bench was Olena Selenska, the wife of the Ukrainian president. “Dear Olena,” von der Leyen addressed her, “it took immense courage to resist Putin’s cruelty. But you found that courage.”

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