Jose Manuel Barroso
European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso arrives for the European Council meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels on May 22, 2013. Leaders of recession-hit Europe take a fresh stab at fighting tax fraud and evasion worth a trillion euros a year at a summit Wednesday but seem unlikely to convince reluctant Austria and Luxembourg to sign on.
The Commission continues to have serious concerns about the conformity of the fourth amendment to the Hungarian Constitution with European law ... The Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has been working actively with the Council of Europe to address the concerns that we have raised with the Hungarian authorities.
Some deleveraging is necessary and it is completely irresponsible to suggest that some countries that are so vulnerable should now go for growth with stimulus programs for their economies ... That would only increase ... the interest rates they pay, that would be a real problem for their growth.More quotes »
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