The Barroso Commission’s political position has weakened since 2004. The commission is seen more and more as serving the interests of the larger member states, indicating the loss of the Commission’s political leadership. At the same time the Commission’s greatest success is the adoption of the Climate and Energy Package, whereas the single most important failure was the inability to foresee and respond to the financial and economic crisis.
The report, compiled by EPIN, a European research network, may be accessed at:
Toby Archer, researcher at the FIIA, has contributed to the report.