state of the union

  • Juncker’s State of the Union – Time for Action

    President Jean-Claude Juncker presented his last State of the Union speech to the European Parliament last week.   Juncker made clear that a lot of work still lies ahead for the Commission and he presented a large number of initiatives the Commission still has to tackle. In the snapshot below we outline the main elements…

  • State of the Union – Steadying the Ship

    Brexit, economic sluggishness and the refugee crisis has dented the EU’s reputation over recent months both at home and abroad. These were the challenges confronting Jean-Claude Juncker – the President of the European Commission – as he contemplated his second annual ‘State of the Union’ speech, which he delivered today at the European Parliament in…

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