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- ‘The Superstate Speech’ What We Learnt about EU’s Future from Juncker’s State of the Union
by NICK GUTTERIDGE, BRUSSELS CORRESPONDENT, http://www.express.co.uk/
JEAN-CLAUDE Juncker set out an ambitious raft of proposals for the future reform of the European Union when he delivered his annual State of the Union address today.
The Brussels boss raised eyebrows with a series of eye-catching initiatives and an openly federalist agenda, jettisoning much of the caution seen in previous years. Mr Juncker spoke at length about trade, the eurozone, migration, defence and foreign policy and the single market, on each occasion advocating more Europe as the answer. The speech was described as a ““step-by-step move towards a European superstate” by one Tory MEP and “one of the most integrationist speeches of any EU Commission president” by a Remain backing newspaper.
Here express.co.uk rounds up the most important announcements in Mr Juncker’s address, what they mean for the future of the project and how likely they are to ever see the light of day.