Treating the world’s poor as EU’s enemy

Treating the world’s poor as EU’s enemy

European Commission President José Manuel Barroso has little time for his critics, judging by a recent speech he gave in Berlin.

Barroso used his soapbox to rant against “something I often call the ‘intellectual glamour of pessimism’”. Emphasising the EU’s shortcomings, he argued, overlooks how “we have established on this continent, here in our Europe, the most decent societies known to mankind”.

To his disgrace, Barroso heads an insti...

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