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Brussels, 8 December 2011

Remarks by President Barroso on the arrival to the EPP meeting in Marseille on the forthcoming European Council

"The Summit that we are going to start tonight in Brussels is indeed a crucial one. What I expect from all Heads of State and Government is they do not come saying what they can not do but what they will do for Europe.

All the world is watching us. And what the world awaits from us is not more national problems but European solutions. At the core of this crisis there is a problem of confidence and credibility. This is why we in the European Commission support more convergence, more discipline.

It is extremely important that we all together, all the European Union shows that the Euro is irreversible that we are all standing supporting the Euro. And I believe that this is possible. My appeal, my strong appeal to all the Heads of State and Government is to show this commitment to our common currency. I think this is indispensable and leadership is about making possible what is indispensable."

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