The State of the Union Conference in Florence: speech by José Manuel Barroso
On 9 May 2013, José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, attended the State of the Union conference, organised by the European University Institute, in Florence, Italy.
On this occasion, he gave a speech and made a vigorous plea for action promoting growth and jobs, while continuing the path towards sound public finances. He highlighted the need to make rapid progress on banking union and the fight against tax evasion where he announced new Commission proposals. He also said that Europe's democratic legitimacy and accountability must keep pace with its increased role and power. SHOTLIST
Type: Complete speech Reference: I-078021 Date: 09/05/2013 Duration: 23:38 DG:Directorate-General for CommunicationLocation:Florence Thesaurus: EU relations with Member States, Europe Day, European University Institute, Italy,European Commission - visits made Personalities:José Manuel Durão Barroso
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