2012 State of the Union address: President Barroso calls for a federation of nation states and announces blueprint for deeper economic and monetary union (12/09/2012)

In his annual speech on the State of the Union, European Commission President made a strong case for new direction and a new thinking for Europe. He sketched out the way towards more European unity to overcome the crisis and maintain sovereignty in a globalised world. "Globalisation demands more European unity. More unity demands more integration. More integration demands more democracy," he said.