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The ETUC together with the Friederich Ebert Foundation organises the open-debate event "State of the European Union - an ETUC view''. It takes place one day before the official annual ‘State of the Union’ speech by President Juncker at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, and is intended to promote an alternative view: a wider assessment of the ‘State of the Union’ from the perspective of working people and communities across Europe.

Luca Visentini, ETUC General Secretary, will make an opening speech, followed by László Andor, former EU Commissioner for employment, social affairs and inclusion, to discuss the way forward.

Date: 12 September 2017 - 2pm

Venue: EESC - Van Maerlant Building, Rue Van Maerlant 2, Brussels, Room VM

Speakers: Luca Visentini, ETUC General Secretary and László Andor, former EU Commissioner for employment, social affairs and inclusion

Moderator: Lucía Abellán, Brussels correspondent of El País

PROGRAMME

14:00-14:30 Registration, coffee

14:30-14:50 Opening speech "State of the European union – an ETUC view", Luca Visentini, General Secretary of the ETUC

14:50-15:05 Comments by László Andor, Former Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

15:05-16:30 Open debate
                    Q&A from the floor

Registration: Please register via e-mail before 8 September 2017