About: State of the Union Archives

  • Economy and justice top of Barroso II final year agenda

    News | Justice & Home Affairs 23-10-2013

    The Commission adopted yesterday (22 October) its work programme for the last year of mandate, which draws out an unprecedented framework to ensure respect for European values in member states.

  • Barroso savages British Tories for ‘looking like UKIP’

    News | Climate change 12-09-2013

    European Commission President José Manuel Barroso has fired off an undiplomatic warning to British Conservatives that they risk losing out to the eurosceptic UKIP party in the next British elections, saying British voters would rather vote for the original than the copy.

  • Barroso appeals to British Conservatives: ‘Make the case for Europe’ or suffer at the polls

     Video | Promoted content 11-09-2013

    President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso lashed out at British Conservative leader Martin Callanan during a parliamentary debate on Wednesday in Strasbourg.
    Speaking after his annual State of the Union speech in the European Parliament, Barroso said that “I start to have some doubts that you are going to be elected yourself in Britain, if it’s not going to be Ukip as the first force in British elections.”

  • MEPs unimpressed with Barroso’s state of the union

    News | Future EU 11-09-2013

    Despite much anticipation, the European Commission president’s yearly speech on the state of the Union today (11 September) failed to meet expectations, as MEPs told José Manuel Barroso that he offered an overly optimistic snapshot of the EU.

  • Barroso calls for political union, criticises eurosceptics

     Video | Promoted content | EU Elections 2014 11-09-2013

    President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso warned on Wednesday that political instability is the biggest risk to Europe's future. He attacked his Eurosceptic critics and called for a stronger European Union. Addressing the European Parliament in what most likely will be his last 'State of the Union' speech, Barroso urged EU leaders to continue implementing reforms, as the bloc slowly leans towards economic recovery. 

  • MEPs debate after Barroso’s ‘State of the Union’ speech

     Video | Promoted content 11-09-2013

    European Parliament political leaders held a heated debate on Wednesday in the European Parliament after European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso delivered his 'State of the Union' speech.
    Barroso warned that political instability is the biggest risk to Europe's future and urged EU leaders to continue implementing reforms, as the bloc slowly leans towards economic recovery.

  • Barroso’s State of the Union speech 2013

     Video | Promoted content 11-09-2013

    European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso delivered on Wednesday his annual 'State of the Union' speech. Addressing the European Parliament in Strasbourg, Barroso warned that political instability is the biggest risk to Europe's future and urged EU leaders to continue implementing reforms, as the bloc slowly leans towards economic recovery.

  • #AskBarroso campaign hijacked by pressure groups

    News | EU Priorities 2020 11-09-2013

    Pressure groups have "hijacked" a social media campaign by the cabinet of European Commission President José Manuel Barroso which asks citizens to address their questions to the hashtag #askbarroso ahead of his state of the union speech, EURACTIV has learned.

  • State of the Union 2013: Wrap-up

    News | EU Elections 2014 11-09-2013

    José Manuel Barroso, the president of the European Commission, today (11 September) delivered his 2013 'State of the Union' speech, after nine years spent at the helm of the EU executive. Follow the latest developments in our live feed below.

  • Barroso: ‘I deal with crises 24 hours a day, seven days a week’

    News | Social Europe & Jobs 06-09-2013

    As European Commission President José Manuel Barroso prepares for what could be his last State of the Union speech in Parliament next week, he has exchanged views with MEPs, exuding what participants say was an air of triumphalism over the Commission's handling of the eurozone crisis.

  • If Europe was stronger…

    Opinion | Future EU 05-09-2013

    I would happily agree to transfer more powers to the European Union if in exchange they protected my interests more strongerly and efficiently than national institutions can provide, writes Ivailo Kalfin.

  • Obama calls for start of ‘comprehensive’ trade talks with EU

    News | Global Europe 13-02-2013

    President Barack Obama on Tuesday (12 February) called for talks on a far-reaching free trade agreement with the European Union, throwing his weight behind a deal that would encompass half the world's economic output.