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Ursula von der Leyen new President of the European Commission - Focus on healthcare

On July, 16  the European Parliament plenary in Strasbourg elected Mrs Ursula von der Leyen as new President of the European Commission. She will start her work from 1 November 2019 for a period of five years. 

You can find her full opening Statement in the European Parliament Plenary Session in Strasbourg here : http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-19-4230_en.htm
 
Also, you can find here her full agenda, based on the following priorities: https://www.europarl.europa.eu/resources/library/media/20190716RES57231/20190716RES57231.pdf
  • A European Green Deal
  • An economy that works for people
  • A Europe fit for the digital age
  • Protecting our European way of life
  • A stronger Europe in the world
  • A new push for European democracy
 
The European union of Private Hospitals welcomes Mrs von der Leyen as new European Commission’s President-elect and we join some European organisations working in the healthcare field in Brussels which pointed out that Ursula von der Leyen’s medical background has a huge potential for all of us. Here you can find the press release on the actions needed in the healthcare sector published yesterday by the European Patient Forum: http://www.eu-patient.eu/News/News/Ursula-von-der-Leyen-election-patient-academic-public-health-NGOs-statement?sfns=mo