Wednesday 12th of September 2018, the European Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, will deliver his annual “State of the Union” speech at the European Parliament.
The European Commission will be streaming said speech via their Facebook page, starting at 9 a.m. (Brussels’ time), allowing EU citizens to watch it. The Commission does specify the livestreamed version will be “enhanced” with graphics, probably to make it easier to viewers to understand what is being talked about.
Once a year, the European Commission president, in this case Mr. Juncker, gives a speech at the European Parliament, talking, as specified by the name, about the current state of the European Union, as well as proposing a vision for the future of the Union. Last year’s speech included propositions on key subjects such as trade, investments or cybersecurity. This year’s speech is especially important, as it comes close to the 2019 European elections, to be held in May 2019.
According to the Commission, this year’s speech will come with proposals that can be immediately be put into action, right before the 2019 elections.
It’ll be Juncker’s fourth “State of the Union” speech.
The press release from the European Commission can be found here.