"The State of Europe" conference with the participation of José Manuel Barroso
José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, participated in "The State of Europe" conference organized by Friends of Europe and chaired by Etienne Davignon, President of Friends of Europe. José Manuel Barroso made a speech entitled "Beating the crisis: Could demands for 'fairness' re-landscape EU politics?" on this occasion. He elaborated on the importance of fairness, solidarity and responsibility in the contexts of combating the crisis, the multiannual budget 2014-2020, the Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) and European integration in general.