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Well, he may talk about issues other than competitiveness, too, but it is a recurring theme in the interview...

What we have is a serious problem of adaptation to the technological revolution and the competitiveness of the 21st Century

...and look what he thinks should be the new goal and reason for existence for the EU:

The EU is a gift from Heaven. It wasn't created thinking of globalization, but of the disasters of the First and Second World Wars, and suddenly we found ourselves with a synergy of 500 millin human beings who should be united by common purposes and thus on the same journey and in the same ship. This gives us a dimension that we would have to build if we didn't have it, to be efficient within globalization. But we do have it and we don't use it. That's what anguishes me. It is no longer to avoid war, now it is to compete in a globalised and open society, to reduce the technological gap with the US. And with China and India, who are squeezing [us] from the other side.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue Jul 1st, 2008 at 06:57:33 AM EST
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Yes, it's fairly ambiguous.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Jul 1st, 2008 at 07:02:54 AM EST
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