Two Visions, One Direction: Plans for the Future of Europe

29 September 2017

In September 2017, European Commission President Juncker and French President Macron each outlined bold visions for the future of Europe.

This paper provides a comparative assessment of the two speeches and the proposals they advance. While recognising the nuances, the analysis reveals a strong convergence of opinions between the two leaders. Both are looking to build a better future for Europe, built on prosperity, resilience and security.

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