State of the Union 2015: Comprehensive package with transcript of President Juncker’s speech and related documents available now

Last week, on 9 September 2015, President Juncker delivered his first State of the Union speech before the European Parliament calling for “more Union in our Europe”. Under the title “Time for Honesty, Unity and Solidarity”, President Juncker focused on big challenges such as the refugee crisis, Europe’s economy and the future of the Economic and Monetary Union, as well as foreign policy. The President also made available an authorised version of his State of the Union address, and a Report on Progress on the Commission’s 10 Priorities. The speech was also accompanied by a Letter of Intent from President Juncker and First Vice-President Timmermans to the Presidents of the European Parliament and the Presidency of the Council. All these documents, as well as the full transcript of the speech and the President’s concluding remarks as delivered, are now put together in one single publication. It provides a complete picture of the State of the Union in 2015, as seen by President Juncker. The full publication is available at Translations in all official languages will be added as soon as they become available.