EU top brass to the rescue of French ‘yes’

All the leading figures of the European institutions have thrown their weight behind the French ‘yes’ campaign on a visit to Paris. 

In April, Commission President Barroso was uninvited to a scheduled appearance on French TV, but on 3 May he finally got a chance to throw his weight behind a French ‘yes’ to the EU Constitution.

Commissioners Barroso and Wallström, Council President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Parliament President Jose Borrell were among the guests participating in a campaign event organised by the French Ministry of Culture.       

In a speech Barroso attacked the ‘no’ side lambasting “the chauvinistic Europe” and the “mediocre Europe”. 

Commissioner Wallström reminded the French citizens of the responsibility they have towards the rest of Europe.

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