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The 2018 State of the Union debate in the European Parliament

07-09-2018

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s State of the Union address to the European Parliament, and the subsequent debate, on 12 September 2018 is to be the last one during the current mandate. It comes in the context of the ongoing reflection on the future path of the European Union, especially in view of the European elections next May. The debate will therefore be an occasion to reflect on the legacy and achievements of this Commission, to present the priorities until the end of the ...

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s State of the Union address to the European Parliament, and the subsequent debate, on 12 September 2018 is to be the last one during the current mandate. It comes in the context of the ongoing reflection on the future path of the European Union, especially in view of the European elections next May. The debate will therefore be an occasion to reflect on the legacy and achievements of this Commission, to present the priorities until the end of the mandate and to follow up on the ongoing debate on the future path of the European Union of 27. President Juncker’s speech is expected to be accompanied by a set of concrete initiatives and proposals with the aim to deliver positive results for citizens by the time of the Sibiu summit in May 2019. This year’s speech comes as the campaigns for the European elections start to take shape, but also in the period of intensive debate on the Commission’s proposals for the 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), which set out the Commission’s vision of the EU financing of policies during that period. The State of the Union debate now forms part of the process for the adoption of the annual Commission Work Programme and thus plays an important role in identifying major political priorities to be agreed in interinstitutional dialogue. This briefing is an update of an earlier one, of September 2017, by Eva-Maria Poptcheva.

The European Legal Framework on Hate Speech, Blasphemy and its Interaction with Freedom of Expression

15-09-2015

At the request of the LIBE committee, this study provides an overview of the legal framework applicable to hate speech and hate crime on the one hand and to blasphemy and religious insult on the other hand. It also evaluates the effectiveness of existing legislation in selected Member States and explores opportunities to strengthen the current EU legal framework, whilst fully respecting the fundamental rights of freedom of expression and freedom of thought, conscience and religion. The study also ...

At the request of the LIBE committee, this study provides an overview of the legal framework applicable to hate speech and hate crime on the one hand and to blasphemy and religious insult on the other hand. It also evaluates the effectiveness of existing legislation in selected Member States and explores opportunities to strengthen the current EU legal framework, whilst fully respecting the fundamental rights of freedom of expression and freedom of thought, conscience and religion. The study also provides the European Parliament with guidelines on dealing with hate speech within the EU institutions.

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The State of the Union debate in the European Parliament

03-09-2015

The United States has a long-standing tradition of presidential State of the Union addresses, in which the President speaks in the Capitol to a joint session of Congress, thus fulfilling his constitutional obligation. In contrast to the US Constitution, the EU Treaties do not prescribe the EU State of the Union address given by the President of the European Commission. Rather, that was instigated with the 2010 Framework agreement between the European Parliament and the European Commission as part ...

The United States has a long-standing tradition of presidential State of the Union addresses, in which the President speaks in the Capitol to a joint session of Congress, thus fulfilling his constitutional obligation. In contrast to the US Constitution, the EU Treaties do not prescribe the EU State of the Union address given by the President of the European Commission. Rather, that was instigated with the 2010 Framework agreement between the European Parliament and the European Commission as part of the annual political and legislative programming of the Union. Four State of the Union speeches were delivered by President José Manuel Barroso between 2010 and 2013 during his second term as Commission President, marked mainly by the economic and financial crisis in the EU. The State of the Union speech by the President of the European Commission constitutes an important instrument for ex-ante accountability vis-à-vis Parliament but it is also aimed at rendering the definition of priorities at EU level more transparent and at communicating those priorities to citizens. The 2015 State of the Union speech by President Jean-Claude Juncker takes place in a decisive year for the European Union, marked by the Greek debt crisis, the asylum and immigration crisis as well as international geopolitical challenges. But the State of the Union debate is, for the first time, also set in the broader process of political agenda-setting that started with the 2014 elections to the European Parliament and the nomination of the 'lead candidates' for the Presidency of the Commission. The ensuing election of the President of the Commission by Parliament and the parliamentary hearings of the Commissioners-designate, as well as the adoption of the 2015 Commission Work Programme, led to a politically intense year, changing the context in which Juncker's first State of the Union address has now to be delivered.

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