On 11 October, President of the Commission Emmanuel Barroso underlined the need for Member States to stay together in order to overcome the crisis. “We have had divisions between East and West, now I think there is a risk of having a consolidation of division between North and South.”

During the Friends of Europe conference with subject The State of Europe, Barroso praised fairness value and the European model of social market economy. The President disagreed with the critics ...

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