Category Archives: Future of Europe

State of the Union Address 2017

Every September the President of the European Commission President gives his State of the Union Address to the European Parliament.

On Wednesday Jean-Claude Juncker delivered the State of the Union Address for 2017 and took stock of the achievements of the past year,  presented his priorities for the coming year and outlined his vision of how the EU might evolve by 2025.

The text of his speech is available here.

Other useful documents include:

The Roadmap for a more unite, stronger and more democratic Union.

Factsheets on the topics covered in the State of the Union address:

 

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EU Commission presents five scenarios for Europe

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Earlier this week the European Commission presented a White Paper on the Future of Europe, which forms the Commission’s contribution to the forthcoming Rome Summit to be held on the 25 March which marks 60 years since the Treaties of Rome established a common market.

The scenarios in the white paper are:

Scenario 1: Carrying On

Scenario 2: Nothing but the Single Market

Scenario 3: Those Who Want More, Do More

Scenario 4: Doing Less, More Efficiently

Scenario 5: Doing Much More Together

Read the full press release and access the full report and the annex  here.