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EU roadmap for the next 12 months

The President of the European Commission presented his ambitious vision to MEPs.

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Migration policy, respect for the rule of law, security, the future of the European project and the single currency, but also the unity of member states, Jean-Claude Juncker delivered his analysis of the state of the Union and its ambitions.

This annual meeting in Parliament marks in a way the political return of the European institutions. Here are the main points from the President of the Commission.

Migration policy, respect for the rule of law, security, the future of the European project and the single currency, but also the unity of member states, Jean-Claude Juncker delivered his analysis of the state of the Union and its ambitions.

This annual meeting in Parliament marks in a way the political return of the European institutions. Here are the main points.

In his speech the President of the Commission had some good and the bad ones. Let’s start with the bad ones.

He ruled out accession talks with Turkey in the near future. He feels that Ankara is moving away from the Union: He called on the Turkish authorities to release journalists and stop insulting member states.

On the other hand, he welcomed Italy’s response to the migratory crisis. He said Rome has saved the honor of Europe in the Mediterranean.

His message was quickly applauded by the Italian Prime Minister. Paolo Gentiloni tweeted: “Thanks Jean-Claude Juncker for your words on immigration and I welcome the pro-European stance in the State of the Union speech.

The President of the Commission spoke in the hemicycle of the European Parliament in Strasbourg and the Members were quick to react to his speech. Here is the report of our special envoy Sondor Zsiros.

Following his State of the Union speech, the EC chef engaged in another communication exercise. Jean-Claude Juncker answered questions from Internet users and several questioned him about the forthcoming referendum in Catalonia.

The French capital will host the Olympic Games of 2024. The three previous failures are now a thing of the past. The City of Light will therefore host the Games one hundred years after the 1924 edition.

Moving on to the agenda of the week.

Monday sees opening a new round of negotiations on Brexit.

On the same day the European Commission will present its strategy for industrial policy. The next day, Tuesday, the institution will announce its proposals to strengthen cybersecurity.

And on Sunday, German voters will be called to the polls to elect their deputies.