SOTEU: relive the 2018 State of the Union debate 


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The annual State of the Union debate on 12 September was an opportunity for MEPs to review what the European Commission had achieved and to discuss upcoming initiatives. Relive it here.

Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, started the debate with a speech outlining some of the challenges that had been dealt with in recent years as well announcing new plans. These varied from strengthening border controls, to a new partnership with Africa and a proposal to end seasonal clock changes.

MEPs then debated the merits and challenges of past and upcoming initiatives. Find out what they had to say by reading our press release and watching the video of the debate.