The Brussels Report
STATE OF THE UNION - Juncker’s European challenges
- Tuesday, 31 October 2017
In Jean-Claude Juncker's State of the Union address, he indicated the two challenges he faces during the second half of his mandate. The first is the most ambitious: reforming European institutions to make them more transparent and
close to EU citizens. A proposal to merge the presidencies of the European Council and the Commission was created with that in mind, but it has not garnered enthusiasm from national leaders.