European Commission President José Manuel Barroso speaks at a conference seeking closer economic, monetary, banking and political union on May 7 at the EU headquarters in Brussels.(GEORGES GOBET/AFP/Getty Images)
European Commission President José Manuel Barroso speaks at a conference seeking closer economic, monetary, banking and political union on May 7 at the EU headquarters in Brussels.
(GEORGES GOBET/AFP/Getty Images)

Federal Europe Coming ‘Sooner Than We Might Think’

May 10, 2013  •  From theTrumpet.com
European Commission president pushes for ‘intensified political union.’
 

At a conference on Tuesday on the “Blueprint for a Deep and Genuine Economic and Monetary Union,” European Commission President José Manuel Barroso rallied Europe to form a stronger fiscal, banking and political union, which he sees as becoming a reality soon.

In his keynote opening speech at the convention, Barroso encouraged a debate on the future of a united Europe and said, “We want to put all the elements on the table, in a clear and consistent way, even if some of them may sound like political science fiction today. They will be reality in a few years’ time, sooner than we might think.”

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