It creeps up on you with alarming regularity… is it really a year ago that we last played every EU nerd’s party game, Barroso Bullshit Bingo? Anyway in just 2 days – on Wednesday at 0900 CET – our beloved President of the European Commission (who has discovered both a bit of a backbone and Twitter of late) will give his State of the European Union address in the European Parliament.
The idea, as in previous years, is to predict the buzzwords Barroso will use in the speech and see how well you score. Names of other EU institutions, and politicians are not allowed in your list. MEPs who will be in the chamber listening to Barroso are especially welcome to shout ‘Bingo’ very loudly while he is speaking if their words crop up.
Anyway, here are my 10 words for this year:
- economic crisis
- financial transaction tax
- lender of last resort
- political union
- more jobs and growth
- adequate financial means
- increase in the EU budget
You can follow the joys of the speech on Twitter via the hashtag #SOTEU.