Friday, July 13, 2007

Barroso: European Union is 'empire' !!

Mr Barroso’s comments came as he announced the European Commission’s wholehearted support for the new EU reform treaty. Asked to describe what the EU was, he said: “We are not the United States of Europe — we are unique in the history of mankind! Sometimes I like to compare the EU as a creation to the organisation of empires. We have the dimension of empire but there is a difference. Empires were made with force with a centre imposing diktat. “Now what we have is the first non-imperial empire. We have 27 countries that fully decided to work together and to pool their sovereignty. I believe it is a great construction and we should be proud of it.” ......From The Times

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