Zo begon Juncker zijn State of the Union:
‘I stood here a year ago and I told you that the State of our Union was not good. I told you that there is not enough Europe in this Union. And that there is not enough Union in this Union. I am not going to stand here today and tell you that everything is now fine. It is not.
Let us all be very honest in our diagnosis.
Our European Union is, at least in part, in an existential crisis.’