Jose Manuel Barroso, Pres. of Euro. Commission | December 21, 2009
Global governance structures need to be revisited to ensure they work for people everywhere. ++ Multi-lateral engagement is necessary to address major international issues like climate change, which – aside from the environmental effects – “could have serious geopolitical and social repercussions.” ++ The EU cannot meet its challenges without a strong Europe in the World. ++ Twenty years after the Cold War, and with the new Lisbon Treaty about to take effect, the EU is “uniquely suited” to take on strong leadership responsibilities.