World

JOSE MANUEL BARROSO on the economic threat to Europe

Part 1, March 3: José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, speaks to Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times, in the first of a new series of video interviews on Europe. In this section he discusses why he feels the European economy is robust enough to withstand a slowdown elsewhere. He talks about the success of European Union enlargement, especially in invigorating competitive pressures within the older member states and he urges further economic reform.