554th Plenary session, 16-18 September 2020

End-of-mandate ceremony and Farewell ceremony for outgoing members, on Thursday 17 September from 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Speeches by Milena Angelova, EESC vice-president responsible for budget, and Isabel Caño Aguilar, EESC vice-president for communication
  • Video messages by Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, and David Sassoli, president of European Parliament
  • Speeches by Klara Dobrev, vice-president of the European Parliament, and Giuliano da Empoli, writer and journalist, founding chairman of Volta think tank
  • Speech by Luca Jahier, EESC president
  • Video message by Maroš Šefčovič, vice-president of the European Commission

Farewell ceremony for outgoing members