It's the final stretch before #SOTEU!
We caught @ClaraMartinezAl in the midst of preparation – straight after her briefing with colleagues based all over Europe.
Behind-the-scenes questions and answers with the Head of cabinet of President @JunckerEU
Is the #SOTEU speech ready now?
Why do you need support from our representations in EU countries?
What is like for you to work on #SOTEU?

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Sep 13, 2018
The next #EUelections2019 will take place in May.
We propose new rules to ensure that they are organised in a free and fair manner, and to better protect them from manipulation by third countries or private interests.!fx67KH #SOTEU #EUprotects
To ensure that Europeans are able to make their political choices next May in fair and secure elections, our new set of measures focus on:
🛡️Data protection
⚖️Appropriate sanctions
#SOTEU #EUelections2019
More in our factsheet ↓
Recent revelations have shown risks for citizens to have their data misused and be targeted by mass online disinformation campaigns.
We propose sanctions for the illegal use of personal data to deliberately influence elections.!fx67KH #SOTEU #EUelections2019
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Sep 13, 2018
“We cannot continue to squabble to find ad-hoc solutions each time a new ship arrives.”
During #SOTEU, President @JunckerEU proposed:
• A reinforced European Union Agency for Asylum
• A fully equipped #EUBorderGuard
• Stronger EU rules on return
• Legal migration
We are proposing to equip the #EUBorderGuard with the operational capacity and powers needed to effectively support Member States on the ground.
The new standing corps of 10,000 operational staff will ensure that the EU has the necessary capabilities in place.
#SOTEU #MigrationEU
We are proposing to reinforce the European Union Agency for Asylum to help Member States to process asylum applications swiftly, including through the deployment of migration management support teams. #MigrationEU
Read 4 tweets
Sep 12, 2018
“We are proposing a new Alliance for Sustainable Investment and Jobs between Europe and Africa. It would help create up to 10 million jobs in the next 5 years alone”, said President @JunckerEU during #SOTEU.

More info on our proposal →!XV87vV #EUAfrica #SOTEU
We propose to develop the numerous European-African trade agreements into a continent-to-continent free trade agreement, as an economic partnership between equals. #investGlobal #EUAfrica #SOTEU
The goal of the new 'Africa-Europe Alliance' is to:
- Boost investment in Africa
- Strengthen trade
- Create jobs
- Invest in education and skills
- Enhance peace and security
More info on expected results →!XV87vV
#EUAfrica #SOTEU
Read 4 tweets
Aug 9, 2018
EU-U.S. Joint Statement of 25 July: EU imports of U.S. liquefied natural gas are on the rise.
Since arrival of the first U.S. LNG carrier in April 2016 and today, EU imports of LNG from the U.S. have increased from 0 to 2.8 billion cubic meters.!QP48YV #EUtrade
President @JunckerEU and President @realDonaldTrump agreed to strengthen EU-U.S. strategic cooperation with respect to energy.
In this context, the EU would import more LNG from the U.S. to diversify and render its energy supply more secure.
The EU and the U.S. will therefore work to facilitate trade in liquefied natural gas.
The EU is ready to facilitate more imports of liquefied natural gas from the U.S. and this is already the case.
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Jul 27, 2018
Got plans this summer?
Our EU travel checklist will give you the tips you need to make sure your travels are fun and safe! #EUandME
Hit with delays or cancellations?
As an air, rail, ship or bus passenger, you have rights when travelling in the EU, such as compensation or reimbursements following delays.
Find out more and download our app here →!bg39vB #EUandME
When travelling in another EU country, you will be able to use your mobile phone and access online TV, film, sports, music or e-book subscriptions at no extra cost.
Discover your digital rights →!yJ99xh #EUandME
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Jul 26, 2018
We now have four more #Galileo satellites in orbit, covering the whole world on a permanent basis!
Good news for transport, energy, agriculture and many other economic sectors.
What benefits will it bring to Europeans?
Thread on #EUSpace 🛰️
#Galileo is now integrated in every new car model sold in Europe, supporting the eCall emergency response system.
From 2019, it will be integrated in digital tachographs of lorries to ensure the respect of driving time rules and improve #RoadSafety.
80% of farmers use satellite navigation for precision farming.
The EU's satellite navigation programme will help farmers in many ways, such as monitoring what is happening on the ground, measuring their field or making the most of virtual fencing for livestock. #EUspace
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