About: Barroso Archives

  • Barroso: ‘We cannot afford to be passive spectators’

    News | Global Europe 24-02-2011

    European Commission President José Manuel Barroso said the EU executive "cannot afford to be passive spectators" of the popular revolutions sweeping through North Africa, which he described as "historic". Meanwhile, EU diplomats are preparing sanctions against the regime of Muammar Gaddafi. 

  • Barroso vows to fight for ‘Community method’

    News | Future EU 10-02-2011

    One year into his second term, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso has vowed to fight back against attempts by member states to put EU affairs back on a purely intergovernmental basis.

  • Hungarian PM receives frosty reception in Strasbourg

    News | Future EU 20-01-2011

    Members of the European Parliament gave a frosty reception to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán yesterday (19 January) in Strasbourg, where he came to deliver the traditional presentation of his country's EU presidency programme.

  • Barroso: Media freedom is ‘our sacred principle’

    News | Public Affairs 06-01-2011

    Media freedom is "a sacred principle" of the European Union, José Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission, stated ahead of a visit alongside all his commissioners to EU presidency holder Hungary. Budapest is under fire over a controversial media law adopted recently.

  • Socialists to name ‘winning candidate’ for 2014

    News | Elections 06-12-2010

    Vicious cold and deep snow did not discourage European socialists meeting in Warsaw from agreeing a strategy to elect a "winning candidate" to replace José Manuel Barroso at the helm of the European Commission in 2014. EURACTIV Poland reports.

  • Barroso cools down Croatia’s accession fervour

    News | Enlargement 26-10-2010

    European Commission President José Manuel Barroso made it clear yesterday (25 October) that Croatia's accession talks to join the EU may be completed by the end of 2011 rather than in the spring, as initially targeted by Zagreb.

  • Duff: Look to transnational list for Barroso’s successor

    Interview | Elections 06-10-2010

    Anti-federalists loathe the idea of introducing a transnational list of 25 MEPs in the next European Parliament, because they fear one of them would gain the legitimacy to claim to become the next Commission President, MEP Andrew Duff told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.

  • Verhofstadt seeking to revive EU election hopes

    News | Elections 06-10-2010

    Guy Vehofstadt, leader of the liberal ALDE group in the European Parliament, would be "very pleased" to appear on the first-ever transnational list at the 2014 European elections in order to revive his chances of becoming the next president of the European Commission, EURACTIV has learned.

  • EU unveils new budget discipline rules

    News | Regional Policy 30-09-2010

    The European Commission yesterday (29 September) proposed tough new sanctions for countries who fail to follow the EU's rules on reining in deficits and cutting public debt, in an attempt to prevent a repeat of the Greek sovereign debt crisis.

  • Barroso urges ‘smart’ budget cuts ahead of summit

    News | Central Europe 10-09-2010

    EU countries have to consolidate their budgets, but must opt for smart cuts that do not inhibit future growth, argued European Commission President José Manuel Barroso in Poland ahead of a summit of EU leaders next week. EURACTIV.pl reports.

  • In Poland, Barroso predicts ‘Europe 2020’ success

    News | Central Europe 10-09-2010

    Speaking at the 20th Economic Forum for Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) in Krynica, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso said he was confident that the 'Europe 2020' economic strategy would succeed where its predecessor had failed. EURACTIV Poland reports.

  • Wanted: EU chief scientist

    News | Science & Policymaking 26-08-2010

    The EU executive has yet to appoint a chief scientific advisor, almost one year after European Commission President José Manuel Barroso announced plans to recruit a top scientist to offer advice on controversial issues including climate change and genetically-modified food.