European Commission President Barroso agrees with DIIS researcher Ian Manners
President Barroso comments on the work of DIIS Senior Researcher Ian Manners: ‘in terms of normative power, I broadly agree’
After being voted one of the five most important works on the EU of the last decade by the members of EUSA, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso read and commented on the work of Ian Manners, DIIS Senior Researcher and Head of the EU Internal Dynamics unit. ‘Normative Power Europe: a contradiction in terms?’ written by Ian Manners and first published in the Journal of Common Market Studies in 2002, has now been read and reflected on by European Commission President Barroso. In an interview with UACES Member Professor John Peterson, President Barroso states that he agrees with Ian Manners ‘…in terms of normative power, I broadly agree: we are one of the most important, if not the most important, normative powers in the world’.
Read the background news ‘EU article by DIIS researcher one of the five most important’; excerpts of the interview are available on the EU-Consent and UACES News websites. For the full length interview read the transcript on the EU-Consent website.