Where: European Parliament, Strasbourg, France
Topic: Institutional affairs
Organiser: European Commission
The President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, will deliver the third "State of the Union Address" on Wednesday, 12 September 2012 at the European Parliament at 9 o'clock. The speech will be followed by a debate in plenary with the leaders of the political groups and other members of the European Parliament.
On 19th September at 19:00 CET, President Barroso will answer citizens' questions on the State of the Union in a live interview hosted by Euronews, using Google+ Hangout video technology. Between 7th September and 18th September at midday CET, people are invited to submit video or text questions for him to answer. Questions can be submitted - and voted on - via EUtube, the European Commission's YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/eutube). From amongst the top voted video questions, Euronews will select several participants to put their questions to the President in person, live, via Google+ Hangout. (Watch the President's call for action: http://www.youtube.com/eutube).
At the beginning of his second mandate, the President has agreed with the European Parliament to give a yearly programmatic address on the State of the Union in which he assesses where the Union stands and charting the way ahead.
12 September, 9h00: President Barroso will deliver the "State of the Union Address 2012" at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
19 September, 19h00: Live interview with citizens on the State of the Union.
Live streaming of the speech and the parliamentary debate available on EbS