Barroso

Against Barroso’s Federalism

On September 12 of last year, José Manuel Barroso, the Chairman of the European Commission, delivered his State of the Union speech to the European Parliament. In it he described a vision for the EU that is difficult for European conservatives to accept. Barroso—like the Swedish Christian Democrats and the Swedish Moderate Party—belongs to the same conservative pan-European party (the European Peoples’ Party or EPP). But speaking as Vice-Chairman of…