Quotes and Comments by José Manuel Barroso
I believe the EU is much stronger because of
Britain, and Britain is stronger for being in
the EU. If political leaders in Britain explain
to the public what Britain means to Europe and
what Europe means to Britain, I believe the
case for a 'Yes' vote is very, very clear.
My Commission reflects the political sensitivities
to the capacity in Europe and it seems to me
very balanced on the ideological level.
For families living in extreme poverty, who
struggle each day and whose children are placed
in care for economic and social reasons, this
could be considered a joke. We could certainly
have a better quality of life by, for example,
spending a night at the opera.
was once a young man and I did all the things
young men do.
a politician, however, I am ashamed to speak
of poverty eradication in such terms. I see
clearly that the motivation has weakened with
regard to the initial objective of eradicating
the foreseeable future we will not have a constitution.
Thats obvious. I havent come across
any magic formulas that would bring it back
to life. Instead of never-ending debates about
institutions, lets work with what weve
got. Political will and leadership are more
important than institutions.
Manuel Barroso Quotations