Le Président de la Commission européenne, José Manuel Barroso a donné hier un speech (en) sur les conclusions du Conseil européen.
Sur le sujet chaud du moment, marché intérieur et concurrence, le Président a mis en garde les États contre les alliances contre nature entre les ennemis d'une Europe politique et les ennemis du Marché Intérieur.
I have always said that a step back from the existing "acquis" would be unacceptable. This is particularly important in respect of the Single Market. The results of the European Council were entirely positive from the Commission perspective. The protocols on services of general interest and on internal market and competition, both proposed by the Commission, guarantee a fair and undistorted functioning of the Single Market, while respecting legitimate concerns of some Member States.
Before concluding, let me warn against the temptation of a "perverse alliance" between those who resist to a political Europe and those who oppose the Single Market.
To those who support an open and a global Europe, I say that they will only get it if they support political integration. Without political power, Europe will never influence globalization.
And to those who want a strong political Europe, I say that they will only get it if they support the Single Market and economic integration. We cannot defend the European project by attacking the Single Market.