President Juncker’s speech on the White Paper at the European Parliament: “Quo vadis Europa at 27? Avenues for a united future at 27”

As announced in President Juncker’s 2016 State of the Union speech, he yesterday presented the “White Paper on the Future of Europe: Avenues for Unity for the EU at 27”, which forms the Commission’s contribution to the Rome Summit on 25 March 2017. President Juncker said: “Quo vadis Europe at 27? There is no better time, there is also no other time, than now to have this admittedly difficult debate.” The White Paper sets out the main challenges and opportunities for Europe in the coming decade. It presents five scenarios for how the Union could evolve by 2025 depending on how it chooses to respond. “The choices we make today, tomorrow, in two years from now, until 2025, have to be guided by a full understanding of their implications, not for us, but for the generations to come. Because we will be judged not for what we inherited but for what we leave behind,” said President Juncker. Read the full speech here.