11/09/2013 at 09:00
Where: European Parliament, Strasbourg, France
Topic: Institutional affairs
Organiser: European Commission
The President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, will deliver the fourth "State of the Union Address" on Wednesday, 11 September 2013 at the European Parliament at 9:00. The speech will be followed by a debate in plenary with the leaders of the political groups and other members of the European Parliament.
Following his State of the Union Address, President Barroso will answer questions from citizens in a live Euronews interview and Google+ Hangout on Thursday 12th September starting at 20:30 CET.
People can join the conversation about the State of the European Union on the European Commission's Google+ page and also on Commission's Facebook and Twitter accounts. Questions for the President (written or posted as a video) can be submitted on Google+, Facebook and Twitter, using the hashtag #askbarroso. Social media posts, pre-recorded video and text questions will be incorporated in the TV interview with the President, and authors of the best questions - as chosen by Euronews - will be invited to interview the President in person, live, via Google+ Hangout, on Thursday 12th September from 20:50 CET.
At the beginning of his second mandate, the President has agreed with the European Parliament to give a yearly address on the State of the Union in which he assesses where the Union stands and charting the way ahead.
11 September, 9h00: President Barroso will deliver the "State of the Union Address 2013" at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
12 September, 20h30: Live interview (Euronews and Google+ Hangout) with citizens on the State of the Union.
Live streaming of the speech and the parliamentary debate available on EbS