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EPP meetings with the participation of José Manuel Barroso

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José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, went to Marseille where he participated in the European People's Party (EPP) meeting and in the 20th Congress of the EPP. He made a statement on the forthcoming Brussels European Council of 09/12/2011. In his speech entitled "Time for political courage" ("Le temps du courage politique") he stressed that a stronger Europe was a Europe that needed stronger institutions and not a Europe that divided institutions and its Member States. The President added that if we won't build in addition to national democracies a European democracy, the true sovereignty would be the sovereignty of the market without any kind of control, against the European sovereignty and European citizens. He concluded saying "Yes to sovereignty but shared sovereignty".

Type: College   Reference: I-071806   Date: 08/12/2011   Duration: 02:36   Personalities: Angela Merkel, Clara Martinez Alberola, Donald Tusk, Fredrik Reinfeldt, Jean-Claude Trichet, Johannes Laitenberger, José Manuel Barroso, Laurence de Richemont, Lawrence Gonzi, Leonor Ribeiro da Silva, Nicolas Sarkozy, Pedro Passos Coelho, Traian Băsescu   Location: Marseille - Parc Chanot  
Languages: ORIGINAL,

Tags: Council of the EU - presidency , Economic governance , Economic situation , European Commission - cabinet , European Commission - visits made , European Council - Brussels 2011/12 , France , Poland , Political party
© European Union, 2011   /   Source: EC - Audiovisual Service
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