Statement by José Manuel Barroso on the European Union's economic strategy
End production: 15/03/2013 First transmission: 15/03/2013
On 15 March 2013, José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, made a declaration on the European Union's economic strategy during the European Council final press conference.
This video shows a question asked by a Journalist on this subject and the answer of tJosé Manuel Barroso.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Question of a journalist on the EU's economic strategy
||Soundbite by José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC (in ENGLISH): saying that the European Commission has been advocating the necessary reforms which are the only possibilities to have sustainable growth; That's why a Compact for Growth and Jobs was adopted; Saying that they need to do more; They need to combine the policy of solidarity with the policy of responsibility; It is not the question of either or; They cannot oppose growth and competitiveness; They need both; Saying that they need to have more targeted measures for growth, specifically addressing the major scourge of unemployment, namely youth unemployment.