State of the Union Address 2012 by José Manuel Barroso
On 12 September 2012, José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, gave his annual speech on the State of the Union, in Strasbourg.
On this occasion, he made a strong case for new direction and a new thinking for Europe. He sketched out the way towards more European unity to overcome the crisis and maintain sovereignty in a globalised world.
He notably presented to the European Parliament a Decisive Deal for Europe. This Decisive Deal would be an expression of Europe's determination to reform together, to maintain the integrity of the Union and show the irreversibility of the euro. LINK