Ask the experts: Does Europe mean business?

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On Tuesday September 12 the Financial Times staged a debate in Brussels to address the question: Does Europe really mean business? Taking part were:

José Manuel Barroso (above left), president of the European Commission

Ernest-Antoine Seillière (above middle), president of Unice, the European employers confederation

Lionel Barber (above right), editor of the Financial Times

You can read an exclusive FT interview with Mr Barroso, spelling out his own upbeat vision of Europe’s future and the progress made towards achieving the goals of the Lisbon Agenda aiming to turn Europe into the most dynamic and knowledge-based economy in the world by 2010.

Full reports of the debate, including video highlights, will be available soon on

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