When Jean Claude-Juncker gave his first State of the Union address in September 2015, he told MEPs it was “not the time for business as usual.” In the year since, the EU has certainly seen little of that.
From continuing political battles over how to address Europe’s migration crisis, to terror attacks in several countries, to Britain’s historic vote to leave the EU altogether, the bloc has faced a series of tests to its political stability.
This year, Juncker will enter the Parliament hemicycle in Strasbourg with a fundamentally different challenge before him. Last year he offered a statesman’s speech from the …read more
Source: European Voice