“I know that there are some technocratic advisers who tell us what the perfect model to respond to a situation is, but when we ask how we implement it, they say: ‘That is not my business.’ We need to have a policy that is right. At the same time we need to have…acceptance, political and social.”
-- José Manuel Barroso . President of the European Commission.
As quoted in the Financial Times, April 25, 2013. Global Insight: Politics draws out accidental truth on becalmed Europe , by Peter Speigel.