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Barroso: “We need to win the hearts and minds” of Europe’s citizens  
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The President of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso has answered questions put to him directly by EU citizens.
 
In a special edition of iTalk, held in an interactive Google ‘hangout’, he spoke on issues covering the debt and employment problems facing Europeans, democracy within the EU and further European integration.
 
He explained he wanted to see Europe develop into a federation of nation states, while at the same time sharing sovereignty between EU members. He also spoke of the need to focus on growth in order to bring sustainable employment, especially for young people.
 
He denied the single currency was the cause of Europe’s problems, but admitted not being institutionally prepared for the euro crisis.
 
To watch the 30-minute show in its entirety, click on the video above. 

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