More vision, in our Union

EPA/PATRICK SEEGER

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker delivers his first State of the Union address to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, 09 September 2015.

The first President of the European Commission to ever be elected by the European people, Jean-Claude Juncker, has made his first ‘State of the Union’ address.


“We need more Europe in our Union, We need more Union in our Union,” Juncker said, early in his speech. The President brought to the European Parliament hemicycle in Strasbourg one thing that was missing even more: More vision, in our union.
“No wind favours he who has no destined port,” Juncker said, quoting one of the most significant philosophers of the French Renaissance, Michel de Montaigne, and pointing to the Union’s greatest problem: a crisis of identity, in a Europe that has no long-te...


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