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STATE OF THE UNION – Juncker’s European challenges

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. 

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