European Development Days: extracts from the keynote address by José Manuel Barroso
Type: Speech - summary
End production: 15/12/2011 First transmission: 15/12/2011
José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, took part in the European Development Days organised by the European Commission and the Polish Presidency on 15 and 16 December 2011 in Warsaw, Poland. He delivered a speech on 15 December.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||General view and arrival of José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, on the stage
||Soundbite by José Manuel Barroso (in FRENCH) saying that the EU has met all the expectations; it was proved during the previous week's European Summit; it won't be easy, it requires a whole process with the engagement of all the countries and perseverance, and it will also requires an engagement in the long term. (2 shots)
||Soundbite by José Manuel Barroso (in FRENCH) saying that even facing the crisis, the EU has stayed faithful to its fundamental principles; first of all, a community based on strong values like democracy, freedom and the rule of law, respect for human dignity and solidarity.
||Soundbite by José Manuel Barroso (in FRENCH) saying that Europe will have to make some efforts to resolve this crisis and to adapt its currency and its institutions to the requirements of the 21st century as well as the global requirements but let's make things clear, it will make Europe stronger.
||Soundbite by José Manuel Barroso (in FRENCH) saying that in a world characterized by strong growth outside Europe, and where growth, jobs and stability are so closely related, it would be contrary to the European interest to focus on oneself; we must build on our strengths, promote a world order that is fair and multilateral, based on values such as human rights, democracy, but also on common rules for global governance.
||Soundbite by José Manuel Barroso (in FRENCH) saying that the EU and the Commission itself is the second largest donor for Pacific countries; he visited some of them and this is precisely the spirit in which the EU will continue the fight against poverty; the EU wants to be able to fulfil its Millennium Development Goals and wants to embrace climate changes goals.
||José Manuel Barroso leaving the stage - applause