An EU official familiar with the European Commission president's annual State of the Union address to the European Parliament in Strasbourg said a key theme would be "sovereignty", or Europe's collective ability to shape world policy.
Looking at the slow, but steady recovery from the global economic crisis, Juncker noted that Europe's economy had grown for 21 consecutive quarters.
Although Mr Juncker said he would not allow the United Kingdom to remain in any part of the single market, he said he did not want a hard border in Ireland.
They also call for support for African countries with reforms to improve the climate for business and increased financial assistance.More news: HRW accuses China of conducting 'human rights violations' against Muslims
The European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has proposed a new alliance with Africa to deepen economic relations and boost investment and jobs.
"We want to build a new partnership with Africa".
Most importantly, he said that Africa needs a true and fair partnership instead of charity.
Juncker urged the European Union to strike a "new alliance" with Africa that would create millions of jobs and include a free trade deal - a move Brussels hopes would both showcase its worldwide influence and help to stem the flow of migrants across the Mediterranean.
The proposals come as European Union nations bicker over who should take responsibility for people rescued in the Mediterranean Sea, even as the number of crossings has declined sharply this year.More news: Emiratis in U.S. warned as Hurricane Florence approaches east coast
He denied he was trying to turn the European Union into "a superpower".
Some proposals to strengthen the EU's effectiveness face an uphill battle against member state opposition, notably scrapping national vetoes in some foreign policy areas, such as where economic pressure from the likes of Russian Federation or China on certain European Union countries has blocked European Union sanctions to defend human rights.
People in Ireland could be changing their clocks for the last time next year after a new proposal to scrap daylight savings entirely. In his State of the Union address, he said: "We can not continue to squabble to find ad-hoc solutions each time a new ship arrives. No single Member State could have done this alone".
However, Britain, which is due to leave the European Union on Friday 29 March 2019, would continue to change between Greenwich Mean Time and British Summer Time every year. "We need to do it because we just haven't go far enough, fast enough with enough platforms".
The EU boss also launched an attack on rising populism and urged EU member states to unite.More news: Australia paper defends Serena Williams cartoon despite outrage