Jacques Delors made a speech at the dinner of the European Steering Committee (ESC)
of Notre Europe – Jacques Delors Institute
, which was also attended by some invited external personalities and journalists. He took a stand on three main issues:
1. The financial crisis reveals the fragility of the euro zone;
2. A deterioration in the EU’s internal climate;
3. The EU faces institutional obstacles.
He also dealt with the UK-EU relationship and the attitude towards the proposal of a
political union made by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The European Steering Committee (ESC) brings together high-profile European figures to
discuss subjects of fundamental importance to the future of the EU. It has a
role in orienting the work of Notre
Europe – Jacques Delors Institute and proposes ways forward for European
Chaired by Jacques Delors, the ESC meets once yearly.
deliberations are the subject of a written synthesis and the joint declaration it
adopts is published in numerous European national daily newspapers.