About: Barroso

EU watchdog opens probe into Barrosogate

Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly began investigating the Commission’s handling of the Barrosogate scandal today (28 February).
Future EU 09-05-2014

Barroso warns of declining support for EU ahead of election

The lack of support to European Union institutions may become a threat to European integration itself, Commission President José Manuel Barroso warned in a major speech delivered at Berlin's Humboldt University on the occasion of Europe Day.
Elections 18-10-2013

Barroso pelted with eggs at Belgian debate

Commission President José Manuel Barroso was pelted with eggs by youths who blamed him for austerity policies and the death of migrants in Lampedusa, during a debate on Europe's future in Liège, Belgium.
Global Europe 03-10-2013

Barroso: EU would be ridiculed if US shutdown occurred here

Commission President José Manuel Barroso said that while the EU was "ridiculed" for its handling of the eurozone crisis he would not criticise the United States for its budget deadlock, as this was a "normal" result of democracy.
Elections 13-09-2013

Barroso: I proposed putting a ‘face’ on EU elections

Commission President José Manuel Barroso said yesterday (12 September) that he came up with the idea that European political parties present their candidate for the top EU job at the European Parliament elections in 2014, and regretted that little progress had been made in this direction.
Climate change 12-09-2013

Barroso savages British Tories for ‘looking like UKIP’

European Commission President José Manuel Barroso has fired off an undiplomatic warning to British Conservatives that they risk losing out to the eurosceptic UKIP party in the next British elections, saying British voters would rather vote for the original than the copy.
EU Priorities 2020 11-09-2013

#AskBarroso campaign hijacked by pressure groups

Pressure groups have "hijacked" a social media campaign by the cabinet of European Commission President José Manuel Barroso which asks citizens to address their questions to the hashtag #askbarroso ahead of his state of the union speech, EURACTIV has learned.

Barroso: ‘I deal with crises 24 hours a day, seven days a week’

As European Commission President José Manuel Barroso prepares for what could be his last State of the Union speech in Parliament next week, he has exchanged views with MEPs, exuding what participants say was an air of triumphalism over the Commission's handling of the eurozone crisis.
Elections 24-06-2013

French Minister accuses Barroso of fuelling the far-right

French Industry Minister Arnaud Montebourg accused European Commission President José Manuel Barroso yesterday (23 June) of fuelling far-right and populist movements in Europe as EU institutions failed to defend the interests of ordinary people.
Global Europe 03-06-2013

EU leaders to warn Putin against ‘repressive tendencies’

The 31st EU-Russia summit will be held today (3 June) in the Ural city of Yekaterinburg. No breakthroughs or surprises are anticipated, but EU representatives are expected to warn President Vladimir Putin about “repressive tendencies” in Russia.
Future EU 05-04-2013

Barroso refuses to rule out third term bid

Commission President José Manuel Barroso will decide next year whether to run for a record third term as head of the EU executive, according to reported comments yesterday (4 April) in Vienna, where he is on an official visit.
Future EU 01-04-2013

Commissioners accept 25% ‘solidarity’ salary cut

All 27 European Commissioners have agreed from next month to accept a 25% salary cut "as a gesture of solidarity with our weakened economies", a spokesman for Commission President José Manuel Barroso announced today (1 April).
Health 21-03-2013

OLAF accused of using ‘illegal means’ in Dalligate probe

Green members of the European Parliament have accused the EU’s anti-fraud office, OLAF, of using wire taping and other “illegal means” in the investigation which led to the resignation of John Dalli as health commissioner. Senior MEPs called for the OLAF director to resign.
Future EU 18-09-2012

Finnish minister disagrees with Barroso on EU treaty change

Finland's Europe minister Alexander Stubb questioned today (18 September) the need for a change to the European Union's treaty, saying such a move would require too much time and raise uncertainty.
Languages & Culture 14-09-2012

EU appeals for calm as Islamophobic video stirs Mideast tensions

José Manuel Barroso, European Commission President, made an appeal against extremism yesterday (13 September), as demonstrators in Yemen and Egypt attacked US embassies, outraged by a blasphemous American film posted online. 
Future EU 04-09-2012

Reding calls for Barroso third term

European Commission Vice President Viviane Reding has called for the current Commission President José Manuel Barroso to stay on for an unprecedented third term, following a row with the Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta.

Barroso to Greece: ‘Deliver, deliver, deliver’

European Commission President José Manuel Barroso offered a public show of support to Prime Minister Antonis Samaras in his first visit to Greece in three years, but warned that the nearly bankrupt country must make good on promises to reform.
Central Europe 19-07-2012

[VIDEO] Barroso: Romania has shaken EU trust

José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, has expressed worries about the political infighting in Romania. The EU Executive has used unprecedented language in its report on Romania’s progress under the monitoring mechanism of judicial reform and fight against corruption, published on Wednesday (18 July)
Euro & Finance 04-07-2012

Barroso lashes out at British Tories over eurozone crisis

Addressing the European Parliament yesterday (3 July) in Strasbourg, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso slammed British euro-sceptics for their divisive behaviour and  taking pleasure in the eurozone's troubles.
Climate change 03-07-2012

Green groups: Barroso team too slow on environment

The European Commission has been too slow in advancing earth-friendly policies on agriculture and energy, a group of environmentalists said today (3 July) in a mid-term scorecard of the EU executive’s performance.
Future EU 31-05-2012

Barroso prepares calendar for ‘more EU integration’

European Commission President José Manuel Barroso has said he will propose a roadmap and "calendar" for more European integration at the next summit of EU leaders on 28-29 June, without discarding the possibility of a treaty change aimed at injecting more federalism into the Union.
Regional Policy 23-03-2012

Barroso sees ‘green’ Danish cities as an example for Europe

European Commission President José Manuel Barroso has called for an end to “artificial” growth, fuelled by “irresponsible financial behaviour”, and asked for Europe's cities to follow the example of green capitals such as Copenhagen.
Euro & Finance 22-11-2011

Commission buys time on eurobond proposal

The European Commission will issue a 'green paper' on Wednesday (23 November) examining the scope for the introduction of eurobonds as a way to tackle the eurozone debt crisis. But the public consultation it will launch is unlikely to result in concrete proposals until next year, an EU official said.
Elections 05-10-2011

Socialists: ‘Weathervane’ Barroso signals Europe’s left turn

Commission President José Manuel Barroso is a 'weathervane' who is embracing Socialistic positions to tackle the eurozone crisis because he sniffs that "three big EU countries are turning to the left", prominent Socialists said yesterday (4 October).