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Michel Barnier
A new vision for the European project
28/10/2014

"Tonight is a very special occasion for me since it will be my last speech after five years as a European Commissioner. Therefore I will not give you a lecture on the single market and financial services. I want to make it more personal by telling you about the three main lessons I have learnt from those 5 exciting years in the European Commission". Speech by Commissioner Barnier at the Bocconi University, Milan.

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