The President of the European Commission – Ursula von der Leyen, has been honoured with Cercle d’Economia’s “European Construction” award today, on May 6, 2022.
Receiving the award EU President stated, “Honored to receive the ‘European Construction” award. This year’s theme is ‘Europe’s moment’, an expression I remember using two years ago for the creation of NextGenerationEU. This is, truly, Europe’s moment. And we are seizing it”.
Following the above statement, she then added, “Much is at stake these days. The rest of the globe is watching closely the attitude and consistency with which we Europeans stand up for our values. Our answers will shape the coming decades. In Europe and worldwide”.
Honored to receive the @CdEconomia ‘European Construction” award.
This year’s theme is ´Europe’s moment’; an expression I remember using two years ago for the creation of #NextGenerationEU.
This is, truly, Europe's moment. And we are seizing it.
— Ursula von der Leyen (@vonderleyen) May 6, 2022
What is the significance of the award?
The prestigious award is bestowed to those leaders who show exceptional leadership in politics, administration, civil society or in thought and have contributed to the construction and integration of Europe, its culture and the presence of the European Union in the world.
Meanwhile, the official account of Cercle d’Economia, stated, “Ursula von der Leyen – the president of EU Commission receives the “II Prize Circle of Economics in European Construction” RCE2022″.
The EU President added that the world is now stepping into the new true power of the Union.
“We first did it with our Vaccines Strategy. Then, with NextGenerationEU. And now, with our full solidarity with Ukraine, our sanctions on Russia, and our drive to free ourselves from Russian fossil fuels”, she then asserted.