Barroso to give State of the Union address in Parliament 

President José Manuel Barroso will set out the European Commission's strategic priorities in his annual State of the Union address to Parliament on Wednesday. There will then be a debate in which MEPs set out their thoughts on and requests for the future work of the Union. The Commission will approve its work programme for 2012 in November.

Procedure: Statement by European Commission President

Debate: Wednesday 28 September - 09.00h-11.50h