Health in Juncker’s State of the Union

juncker14 September 2016 – According to some, his speech in the European Parliament was Juncker’s most important speech ever. He spoke about terrorism, about Brexit, about a joint EU army, about refugees, about solidarity, but health and healthcare as such he didn’t mention. Solidarity within Europe is more than a European Solidarity Corps, or EU states helping one another when there is a fire, an earthquake or an uneven distribution of refugees. Solidarity in the EU should also mean access to healthcare for all. After almost two years in office, Juncker announced for next year his vision for the future of the EU, on how to strengthen and reform the economic and monetary Union (including through a European Pillar of Social Rights). AIM hopes health and healthcare are then given the attention they deserve.

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