‘Barroso: why France is a worry for Europe’

Published on 27 June 2013 at 09:06

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The conflict between the European Commission and France “is completely artificial,” says José Manuel Barroso in an interview with Les Echos.
As Europe’s leaders gather in Brussels for a European Council, the Commission President insists that his “remarks were deliberately misinterpreted” and that he is “in favour of cultural exception, which is a sacrosanct concept.”
Questioned on the Commission’s economic recommendations for France, Barroso points out that “if there is too great a gap between France and Germany, then that is a problem for all of us in Europe.”

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