Andrew Rettman, EUObserver
BRUSSELS - European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso has said EU institutions need more power over member states to fight the crisis.
Speaking on Saturday (1 September) in The Hague at a meeting of constitutional court judges organised by Yale University, he called for a "European renewal" and for a further "leap" of integration.
"We are experiencing a situation in which we need greater unity and coherence between our policies, as well as greater legislative harmonisation ... We need greater institutional integration. We need to consolidate a transnational order that through shared sovereignty guarantees the protection of our citizens," he said.
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