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State of the Union: how to follow the speech and the debate live online


The challenges facing the EU will be discussed during the State of the Union debate on Wednesday 9 September. Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, will first give his address and will then enter into debate with MEPs. Read on to find out how to best follow the debate live online.

Follow the discussion in real time

 A special dashboard has been created, allowing you to watch the debate live and read the latest tweets commenting on it as they are published. The page also contains links to useful information.

The dashboard includes our Storify page on the debate. This will contains all the latest information in English, as well as relevant tweets, videos and photos as they become available. The page will be continuously updated throughout the debate.

 Get updates in your language

 During the debate Parliament’s Twitter accounts will post updates in more than 20 of the EU’s official languages every few minutes.

 Join the debate

 Take part in the discussion online by using the hashtag #SOTEU on Twitter and other social media platforms.

Read up

The Parliament’s think tank has prepared several briefings in English on the State of the Union address:

The State of the Union debate in the European Parliament

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