Statement by the President of the European Commission on the meeting with the leaders of Freemasonry in the European Union

Wednesday 28 November 2012

Brussels, European Union. José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, stated at the meeting with leaders of Freemasonry in the European Union the following: "Europe is built on solidarity, but this solidarity is challenged in the crisis. When people suffer, the temptation is big to follow populist ideas and turn the European Union into a scapegoat. In reality, the EU is the only framework where both solidarity and the necessary reforms can be brought together for the common European good. We therefore should spare no effort to work hand in hand and restore solidarity between nations, between states and within states, between the rich and the poor, the old and the young. Today's meeting is an important contribution to this aim and I am encouraged by the commitment shown by all participants."

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