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Brussels Extraordinary European Council, 22-23/11/12

José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, and the Heads of State or Government of the EU met in Brussels for an Extraordinary European Council on the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2014-2020, hosted by Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council.
After two days of discussions the Members of the European Council concluded that more time was needed to broker a deal on the next budget. During the joint press conference José Manuel Barroso said that he understood each other's positions better. He added that from that point of view it was a real constructive debate. The President then emphasized that not only quantity, but also quality of the finished product was important and he explained the five benchmarks and one overriding goal for the EC, which was to modernise the budget so that it had an increase impact on creating growth and jobs.
For José Manuel Barroso these five quality benchmarks of the next budget were: a critical mass of pro-growth investment in infrastructure across Europe to make the single market work; guarantee that cohesion policy was in line with the economic and growth strategy and that it benefit European citizens and businesses across Europe; ensure that the budget continues to be a lever for continued reform of the common agriculture policy (CAP); show solidarity with those most affected by the crisis in Europe and maintain the commitments to the poorest in the world; and make financing of the European budget to be fairer, more transparent and simpler.
Brussels Extraordinary European Council, 22-23/11/12
Herman van Rompuy, on the right, and José Manuel Barroso
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Brussels Extraordinary European Council, 22-23/11/12
Handshake between David Cameron, British Prime Minister, on the left, and José Manuel ...
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Brussels Extraordinary European Council, 22-23/11/12
Handshake between David Cameron, British Prime Minister, and Herman van Rompuy, in the ...
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General view of the meeting: David Cameron, British Prime Minister, on the right, from ...
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Handshake between Petr Nečas, Czech Prime Minister, on the left, and Herman van Rompuy
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Handshake between Demetris Christofias, President of Cyprus and President in office of the ...
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General view of the meeting: Demetris Christofias, President of Cyprus and President in ...
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Herman van Rompuy, Elio Di Rupo, Belgian Prime Minister, and José Manuel Barroso (from ...
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Decorations inside the press room of the Justus Lipsius building, with the logo of the ...
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Brussels Extraordinary European Council, 22-23/11/12
Decorations inside the press room of the Justus Lipsius building, with the logo of the ...
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Brussels Extraordinary European Council, 22-23/11/12
The logo of the Cypriot Presidency of the Council of the EU in the press room of the ...
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Discussion between Jean-Claude Juncker, Luxembourgish Prime Minister; Minister of State; ...
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Discussion between Pedro Passos Coelho, Portuguese Prime Minister, Martin Schulz and José ...
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Brussels Extraordinary European Council, 22-23/11/12
Discussion between Pedro Passos Coelho, Portuguese Prime Minister, Martin Schulz and José ...
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Brussels Extraordinary European Council, 22-23/11/12
Discussion between Pedro Passos Coelho, Portuguese Prime Minister, Martin Schulz and José ...
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Extract from the group photo, from left to right,
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Extract from the group photo, from left to right,
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Brussels Extraordinary European Council, 22-23/11/12
Group photo, from left to right,
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