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Europe After The Lisbon Treaty. Strategies for the Future

doubt correct, response to all the hopes and fears that we share. The essence of the response is that all the EU states agreed on common solutions. In the President’s opinion, a major objective for the Polish presidency is that it sho- uld ensure maintenance of the belief that the Union wants to keep its open charac- ter, that it wants to invite all countries fullling the criteria and willing to belong to the European family also through the functioning of societies, countries, through relationships between the authorities and society, between the business and state. The openness of the Union should be obvious and constitute a huge task for the Union as a whole.

The EU we have become even more interdependent. Crisis in one country can aect the whole European Union, which refers not only to the Eurozone. Therefore, European thinking and global action is necessary.

he nancial slowdown and the Eurozone crisis have accelerated major chan- ges in the policy and economy of the whole of Europe. In many EU states the crisis has caused a lowering of the level of growth or even recession. The President of Estonia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves stated however that despite the above crisis can have positive eects, too. Certainly, this is one of the reasons why the Estonians accepted so dicult, often painful sacrices on the way to the Eurozone. T

Jerzy Buzek, President, European Parliament José Manuel Barroso, President, European Commission

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Jubilee – it’s worth talking!

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