Future of Europe Debate
As the debate on the future of Europe picks up speed, President Juncker is calling for everyone to make their voice heard in the run-up to his State of the Union speech on 13 September.
The White Paper on the Future of Europe presented by the Commission four months ago has generated a lively public debate.
President Juncker said: “I am very encouraged to see so many people engage in the debate about the future of the European Union… I will outline my vision in September, but in reality Europe’s future will be of your design. It is you writing the history books of tomorrow. So continue to engage and make your voices heard!”.
A special website has been set up allowing all Europeans to express their views.
The State of the Union speech will take these ideas forward before first conclusions can be drawn at the December 2017 European Council. This will help to decide on a course of action to be rolled out in time for the European Parliament elections in June 2019.