In an apparent last-minute meeting, the British prime minister visited the EU Commission president in Brussels to discuss deadlocked Brexit talks. May faces pressure at home to deliver favorable results.
It was an optimistic speech. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker sees tailwinds for Europe and has proposed far-reaching reforms. A number of these, says Barbara Wesel, are doomed to fail.
In his State of the Union speech, European Commission President Juncker has praised the bloc for "bouncing back" after 10 years of crises. He has outlined bold proposals for the eurozone, trade and migration.
New EU proposals could improve the quality of consumer goods in eastern Europe, but more is needed, leaders said. Several eastern EU states have complained of "food apartheid" in the past.
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