It has become a tradition of the first plenary week after the summer recess: the speech of the Commission President on the State of the Union to the European Parliament. From 2010 to 2013, Manuel Barroso and since 2015 Jean-Claude Juncker has used this speech to provide a retrospective on the most important developments of the past and a forecast for the coming months. On 12th September 2018, the current Commission President delivered his last State of the Union Address, as he had announced already that he would stand down as Commission President after the EU elections in May 2019. This year, his particular focus was on foreign and migration policy; he only briefly touched on social issues.