Press conference by José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, in advance of the European Council of 23-24/06/2011
José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, gave a press conference in advance of the European Council meeting of 23-24/06/2011. The President highlighted the position of the EC on some of the most important points on the Council's substantive agenda such as migration, economic governance package and financial sector taxation.
On the situation in Greece José Manuel Barroso stated that the country has the potential to access a significant amount of EU money under cohesion policy. These funds have to concentrate on where it mattered the most: on improving competitiveness and employment. It was necessary to coordinate them to make the most impact. The EC had to find ways to frontload and accelerate them, so that Greece gets the benefit.
José Manuel Barroso at the podium Ref:P-019128
José Manuel Barroso Ref:P-019128