European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s State of the Union speech on September 13 was an encouragement to all those who support the great project of European unification. So said Reinhard Bütikofer, co-chair of the European Green Party (EGP).

“The sentiment that Juncker expressed was quite different from last year’s: not gloom and doom, but self-confidence and renewed ambition,” he said. “Juncker spoke against the backdrop of a stronger economy and an important sequence of elector...

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