When was the last time you heard a policy maker or thinktank talking head use the term ‘government’? Note that the term governance applies to any form of rule, representative, electoral governments being only one possibility. Consider the alternatives, and ask yourself: when was the last time you voted for any member of an international institution?
October 23, 2008
Barroso urges new measures to address global financial crisis
Unprecedented measures are needed to deal with the global financial meltdown, says JosÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â© Barroso, president of the European Commission.
The global economic turmoil will dominate discussions at the Asia-Europe meeting, Barroso said Thursday before the two-day, 43-nation summit, which begins Friday in Beijing.
Barroso said he expects the forum to help work toward consensus before the global financial crisis summit, which is being held in Washington on Nov. 15.
The world is facing its worst financial crisis in 70 years, Barroso said, adding it’s crucial for nations to “stick together or sink together.”