Commission President José Manuel Barroso(European Parliament/flickr)
Commission President José Manuel Barroso
(European Parliament/flickr)

European Commission Unveils a Path to a European Superstate

November 30, 2012  •  From
Eurozone leaders have already decided they’re heading toward a superstate. Now they’re working on the details of how to get there.

European Commission President José Manuel Barroso unveiled “substantial” and “ambitious” plans to move the eurozone further down the road to become a superstate, on November 28. Calls for closer integration have become increasingly common. Barroso’s report shows how those calls can be put into action.

Barroso “breached a taboo over a ‘two-speed Europe,’” wrote Reuters. The report is one of the first times a senior EU leader has called for the eurozone to move forward, leaving the rest of Europe behind. “The euro area must be able to integrate quicker and deeper than the EU at large,” Barroso told reporters. This, he argued, was the only way to create a stable eurozone.

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