Wed Sep 12th, 2012 at 06:12:33 AM EST
So Barroso gave his "State of the European Union" address to Parliament today. The key points seem to be a plan to put forward an outline of a plan for the future of Europe and a banking union. The future of Europe is apparently as a federation of some sort.
Opening his state of the union address, Mr Barroso gave a sharp rebuke for EU governments' responses to the eurozone crisis and a call for greater solidarity.
He warned MEPs that it is time to put a stop to what he termed piece-meal actions and muddling through.
He told MEPs that states had too often backtracked on decisions taken at EU summits, adding that it was not acceptable to present such meetings as "boxing events" with winners and losers.
Good of him to mention it, though that would be Council's problem, surely?
Full text here.