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BC-EU--Europe Coverage,ADVISORY, EU

BC-EU--Europe Coverage,ADVISORY, EU

Here's a look at stories The Associated Press plans to cover in Europe on Wednesday, Sept. 9. Questions about coverage plans can be directed to the Europe Desk at


EUROPE-STATE OF THE UNION -- European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker delivers the European Union's annual state of the union speech which is set to center heavily on the migrant crisis. The European legislature debates the issue later in the day. By Lorne Cook. 500 words, photos by 1300 GMT. All formats.

BRITAIN-QUEEN'S REIGN -- A look at what Queen Elizabeth II means to Britain as she passes Queen Victoria to become the longest reigning monarch in British history. By Gregory Katz. UPCOMING: 130 words to move after midnight with official photo release, to be followed by 600 words by 1400 GMT. Events in Scotland start around 0920 GMT.

GERMANY-MERKEL -- Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses the German parliament during its annual budget debate (a speech that usually touches on a wide range of issues). After 0700 GMT.

GREECE-ELECTIONS -- Greece's political party leaders hold a live televised debate, the first in the country in about six years, ahead of Sept. 20 early elections called by former Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras barely eight months into his four-year term. Debate starts at 1800 GMT.

VENICE FILM FESTIVAL-CHARLIE KAUFMAN -- Audiences have learned to expect the unexpected from Charlie Kaufman, the writer-director whose animated tale of ennui, "Anomalisa," has charmed, alarmed and puzzled audiences at the Venice Film Festival. By Jill Lawless, photos. UPCOMING: 600 words by 1800 GMT.


SERBIA-US EMBASSY -- A Serbian court to hand down verdicts in the 2008 attack on U.S. and other Western embassies in Belgrade during riots over Kosovo's declaration of independence from Serbia. 1100GMT. 130 words by around 1300 GMT. Other formats on merit.

CZECH-NATO -- NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg meets Czech leaders over changes in security in Europe. UPCOMING. 130 words by 1700 GMT. More on merits.

Updated : 2021-09-25 08:17 GMT+08:00