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Speech by President Barroso on the adoption of the Treaty amendments

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These changes should not disrupt the solidarity mechanisms

Following the European Commission’s favourable opinion on the European Council’s decision to amend the Treaty to enable the establishment of a European stability mechanism, President Barroso told the European Parliament that the decision is "essential in order to confirm our determination to defend our common currency and to guarantee sound financial stability". He commented at the same time that "the current policies are not sufficient".

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