State of the Union debate: shaping the future of the EU

Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will take part in the annual “State of the Union” debate with MEPs at 9.00 this Wednesday.

In the presence of all commissioners, the House will discuss ways forward to shape the future of a strong European Union which delivers on citizens’ expectations.

External and internal security, jobs & growth, migration and international trade are likely issues to be raised during the three-hour debate, which can be followed live on Political group leaders will set out the priorities they want the EU to deliver on before the June 2019 European elections and they will take stock of the Juncker Commission’s achievements midway through its mandate.

The full debate and post-debate statements by political group leaders will be live-streamed on EP Live and EbS+.