Barroso urges end to “Europessimism,” wants expansion

Barroso urges end to “Europessimism,” wants expansion


European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso this week called for an end to “the spectre of Europessimism” haunting the European Union and said the 25-nation bloc must pursue ambitious expansion plans to increase its global clout.In a speech in Paris marking the end of Europe’s traditional August vacation, Barroso said EU governments must be ready to confront the challenge of globalisation and rising competition from China, India and the US.But this required urgent labour market reforms and...


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