European Commission President Urges Stronger Unity in Face of Threats

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivered a powerful message at the closing rally for the German conservative CDU/CSU bloc in Munich. In her speech, she emphasized the importance of a united Europe in the midst of ongoing crises and threats from various extremist groups.

Von der Leyen highlighted the challenges posed by populists, extremists, and demagogues across Europe, such as Marine Le Pen in France and the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party. She stressed the need for a broad alliance in support of the rule of law, Ukraine, and a strong Europe to combat these threats effectively.

Addressing the Russian threat, von der Leyen called for a stronger common defense policy to preserve peace on the continent. She emphasized the importance of investing more in Europe’s defense capabilities and industry to ensure the continent’s ability to defend itself.

Additionally, von der Leyen advocated for a consistent European migration policy and increased efforts for climate protection. She underscored the responsibility to leave behind an intact natural environment for future generations.

As the European elections approached, opinion polls indicated a significant lead for the CDU/CSU bloc in Germany. Von der Leyen is vying for a second term as the head of the European Commission, while CSU deputy Manfred Weber aims to retain his position as the European People’s Party chairman.

The rally also featured prominent political figures such as Friedrich Merz and Markus Soeder, emphasizing the importance of unity and strength in the face of growing challenges in Europe. Von der Leyen’s message echoed a resounding call for a united front against those seeking to weaken the continent.

The event showcased the determination of European leaders to stand together against divisive forces and uphold the values of a peaceful and prosperous Europe. As the European elections draw near, the rallying cry for unity and strength remains at the forefront of the political discourse.