Sunday, June 05, 2005

Mc Greevy warns against double speed Europe

In an interview in the Sunday Business Post Mc Greevy, the Irish Commissioner, warns against the prospect of a double speed Europe: "Voices might get louder for a dual-speed Europe, where some member states buy into some aspects of integration but not into others. I don't think this would be a good thing. But certainly, there is now a divide between those wedded to the old social Europe, and those who recognise that to underpin social protection and future pensions we need to face up to the realities of globalisation and generate faster economic growth through open, competitive, free markets. That, in my view, is now where the divide is."