Barroso: “We Must Complete Europe” (Part 1)

People ♦ Published: August 30, 2012; 12:53 ♦ (Vindobona)

At the Alpbach Economic Symposium 2012, the President of the EU-Commission José Manuel Barroso explained the “logic of integration”. In order to meet new challenges, the EU has to promote integration, Barroso says.

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“We need more integration, not less.” Barroso says and refers to three major “storms”, from which Europe suffers. First, there is the debt crisis of the states. The second impact would be the financial sector crisis. The third problem would be the shrinking competitiveness of several member states.

According to Barroso, the European Union would be the “shield that can…