Juncker's 'State of the Union': More integration, more open borders, EU military

The European Union’s Jean-Claude Juncker, unelected President of the European Commission, gave a rambling State of the Union that less than 1,000 people across Europe chose to watch on YouTube.

As Juncker got started, less than 500 people were watching.

A whole host of propaganda was beamed in alongside Juncker as he spoke, including claims on jobs and investment.

Centralisation was on the agenda of course, with a new proposal to merge the jobs of European Council President and European Comission Prez for a new super duper EU President. They just love ever-more centralised control in Brussels.

Photos were beamed in of Europe in fairly bizarre scenes.

Open borders were of course on the agenda, with Juncker pushing for even more countries like Romania and Bulgaria to join the disastrous passport-free Schengen Area.

As ever, the EU’s military ambitions were on show, with Jean-Claude insisting that the EU: “Should also have more influence on the world stage, need to be able to take foreign policy decisions more swiftly…the setting up of a European Defence Fund is on our agenda.

“By 2025 we will need a functioning European Defence Union.”

When it came to Brexit, Juncker insisted that the EU regretted it UK’s EU exit but that it “wasn’t the be-all end end-all” and that he thought Britain would regret its decision.

Some of the footage used whilst Juncker spoke was of Britain, a country that has just voted to leave the EU. State of the Union indeed…