Jose Manuel Barroso
Mar 21, 2013 10:42 EDT
The European Central Bank warned Thursday it was ready to pull the plug on emergency funding for Cyprus banks as the island's politicians scrambled to raise billions of euros to head off financial meltdown.
Mar 21, 2013 07:00 EDT
Cyprus was on Thursday fine-tuning a "Plan B" aimed at securing a eurozone bailout that the European Central Bank warned should be adopted by the weekend to avoid a banking meltdown on the debt-hit island.
Mar 18, 2013 11:01 EDT
Pope Francis received compatriot President Cristina Kirchner of Argentina in the Vatican on Monday in his first meeting with a head of state as world leaders arrived in Rome ahead of his inauguration mass.
Mar 18, 2013 05:33 EDT
World leaders arrived in Rome ahead of an inauguration mass for Pope Francis who receives compatriot President Cristina Kirchner of Argentina on Monday in his first meeting with a head of state.
Mar 14, 2013 16:14 EDT
If Europe can secure a free trade deal with Canada, it would lay the groundwork for a planned, much larger accord with the United States, French and Canadian leaders said Thursday.
Mar 14, 2013 00:13 EDT
World leaders and Catholics hailed the election of Jorge Bergoglio from Argentina as the first Latin American pope, urging him to work for religious reconciliation and peace.
Mar 12, 2013 11:32 EDT
US President Barack Obama said Tuesday that Europe was now "hungrier" than ever for a transatlantic free trade pact, but warned that thorny objections from holdout nations could still stymie a deal.
Mar 11, 2013 12:58 EDT
Hungary's parliament approved Monday changes to the constitution that have raised fears in Brussels and Washington of growing authoritarianism under Prime Minister Viktor Orban in the European Union member state.
Mar 07, 2013 12:54 EST
EU president Herman Van Rompuy on Thursday issued a damning report card on bloc efforts to complete the single European market, in a summit invitation that appeared to echo criticism made by British Prime Minister David Cameron.
Mar 06, 2013 12:40 EST
The European Union and Thailand on Wednesday announced the launch of talks on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA), seeking to boost annual commerce already worth some 30 billion euros ($39 billion).
Mar 05, 2013 10:54 EST
Thein Sein, on the first-ever visit to Brussels by a Myanmar president, received new pledges Tuesday of EU economic assistance coupled with calls to protect his country's ethnic minorities.
Mar 05, 2013 09:51 EST
Thein Sein, on the first-ever visit to Brussels by a Myanmar president, received on Tuesday new pledges of EU economic assistance coupled with calls to protect his country's ethnic minorities.
Mar 04, 2013 19:28 EST
Even with unemployment at record highs, there are hundreds of thousands of jobs available in information technology that governments and companies must work together to fill, the European Commission said Monday.
Mar 03, 2013 01:26 EST
Japan and the European Union are to hold a summit this month to formally launch negotiations on a huge free trade deal, a report said Sunday.
Mar 01, 2013 12:53 EST
Morocco and the European Union began discussions on Friday aimed at concluding a free-trade agreement, as EU Commission head Jose Manuel Barroso visited the country.
Feb 25, 2013 08:54 EST
Cyprus president-elect Nicos Anastasiades on Monday began forming a government to secure an international bailout for the financially crippled EU state after romping to victory in a run-off vote.
Feb 24, 2013 16:06 EST
Rightwinger Nicos Anastasiades romped to victory in the Cyprus presidential election Sunday, vowing to secure an "earliest possible" bailout for the financially crippled EU state and winning support from the European Commission chief.
Feb 18, 2013 13:07 EST
European Union foreign ministers on Monday formally approved the launch of a 500-strong EU military mission to train the Malian army as Brussels also announced the holding of a major international conference on the country's future.
Feb 13, 2013 15:33 EST
Everything will be on the table when US and EU negotiators restart talks on ambitious transatlantic free-trade deal with a new wind in their sales, Washington's top trade negotiator said Wednesday.
Feb 13, 2013 15:06 EST
Everything possible will be covered in the coming US-European Union talks for a free-trade deal announced by President Barack Obama, Washington's top trade negotiator said Wednesday.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|José Manuel Durão Barroso|
|Assumed office |
23 November 2004
|Vice President||Margot Wallström|
|Preceded by||Romano Prodi|
6 April 2002 – 17 July 2004
|Preceded by||António Guterres|
|Succeeded by||Pedro Santana Lopes|
|Born||23 March 1956 |
|Political party||Social Democratic Party (1976–present)|
European People's Party
|Communist Party of the Portuguese Workers (Before 1976)|
|Spouse(s)||Maria Margarida Pinto Ribeiro de Sousa Uva|
|Children||Luís, Guilherme, Francisco|
|Alma mater||University of Lisbon|
University of Geneva
Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
|Religion||Roman Catholicism|