Barroso’s swan song

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European Commission President José Manuel Durão Barroso held a final speech in the European Parliament on Tuesday after 10 years in office. Speaking for over half an hour, Barroso pointed out at what he considered the achievements of the Barroso II Commission, highlighting trade agreements, the Banking Union and the climate goals.

“I believe that now there are conditions to continue to work for an united, open and strong Europe, I thank you for your attention, ‘Auf Wiedersehen’, ‘Good buy’, ‘Adeus’, ‘Au revoir’, ‘muito obrigado’, thank you very much,” Barroso said.

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