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Juncker’s Last Hurrah

Jean-Claude Juncker’s State of the Union speech has been widely described as the last hurrah of an unrepentant federalist. Criticism labelling the speech unrealistic or even off the mark was to be expected.

Jean-Claude Juncker’s State of the Union speech has been widely described as the last hurrah of an unrepentant federalist. Criticism labelling the speech unrealistic or even off the mark was to be expected.
In this tribune first published by the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), Riccardo Perissich, former Director General at the European Commission and member of our Board of Directors, analyses if Juncker’s political programme is credible and passes the three tests: “what, how and with whom”.
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