EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker delivered his final State of the Union speech. Members voted on digital copyright rules, measures to counter money laundering and a plastics strategy. Parliament calls on the Council to initiate disciplinary measures against Hungary.
12 September, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker gave his fourth and last State of the Union speech before Parliament in Strasbourg. He called for a strong and united Europe, warning against the dangers of populism. With eight months to go until the European elections, the debate outlined an ambitious path for the European Union of 27, Strasbourg.
The new priorities for the next long-term budget of the EU were in the spotlight during this plenary session in Strasbourg, as well as stricter rules to avoid tax evasion, the reaction of MEPs to the promotion of Martin Selmayr, Head of Cabinet for Jean-Claude Juncker, to Secretary General of the European Commission, and much more.