José Manuel Barroso

Former President of the European Commission
Time Question
0:02 Do you identify as a European?
0:30 What was your formative European moment?
3:11 What was the worst moment in recent European history?
4:09 What was the best moment in recent European history?
5:05 Could you elaborate on your experience of the Fall of the Berlin Wall?
6:30 What was your most important European moment?
8:59 What is the single most important thing the EU has done for you personally?
10:16 What would you most like the EU to have achieved by 2030?
12:16 What do you think is dangerous about the world today?
14:09 What role do you think the EU could play in these issues of global policy?
15:05 Do you think that it has advantages compared to the UN for example?
16:47 In 2007 you compared the EU to a non-imperial empire. What did you mean by that?
19:50 What do you believe represents the greatest threat to EU disintegration?
22:24 How do you respond to the belief that the EU is a threat to the nation?
25:16 How do you think the generations born before and after 1989 perceive the EU?
28:29 Surveys have found older generations to be more skeptical of the EU than younger generations. Why do you think this is?