The authoritative source for independent research on UK-EU relations

Relationship with the EU

This fact was correct when it was created on 26 Oct 2021

What is the EU State of the Union address?

Every year in September, the President of the European Commission gives the State of Union address to the European Parliament. In the speech, they reflect on the previous year and set out priorities for the following year. The practice was inspired by the annual State of the Union address delivered by the US President to the American people and Congress.

More facts you may be interested in

What is an Autumn Statement? 

17 Nov 2022

What is fiscal drag?

10 Nov 2022

What is a three-line whip?

19 Oct 2022