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.