Barroso's 3rd State of the (European) Union

Fleishman-Hillard Brussels offers an analysis of today’s State of the (European) Union speech by European Commission President Barroso at the European Parliament.

With calls for a treaty change to move the European Union towards a “federation of nation states” and concrete proposals on a European banking supervision, the speech seeks to address both the current economic and financial crisis as well as what the Commission President terms as a political crisis.

The document features background on the speech, its main elements as well as immediate reactions from political group leaders to the speech in the European Parliament, our own Fleishman-Hillard experts views on what the speech means for business and a collection of some of the day’s top tweets.

Read Fleishman-Hillard’s reaction to the EU State of the Union 2012