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European Commission chief Barroso says more unification critical to EU’s survival

By DON MELVIN

BRUSSELS — A senior EU official urged more unification in Europe as it grapples to contain a debt crisis in Greece that’s threatening the survival of the euro currency itself.

In a state of the union speech at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, Barroso, who heads the executive European Commission, came down firmly in favor of the 27-nation EU having a stronger central government.

“If we do not move forward with more unification, we will suffer more fragmentation,” he said Wednesday.

“I think this is going to be a baptism of fire for a whole generation,” Barroso added.

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