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Brussels European Council, 27-28/06/2013

José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC, and the Heads of State or Government of the EU met in Brussels for the European Council hosted by Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council. Discussions focused on youth unemployment, increasing lending and small businesses.
During the joint final press conference José Manuel Barroso stated that "This was a good Summit for Europe". He then underlined that the decisions taken would make a difference for the economy and the job prospects of the European citizens, especially the young. The second day of meeting focused on the Economic Monetary Union (EMU) and especially the Banking Union.
The President also presented important decisions taken on the future enlargement of the EU and regarding the euro area. He welcomed the decision to set a date for the start of negotiations with Serbia and at the same time, opening of negotiations for a Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) with Kosovo.
José Manuel Barroso concluded by paying tribute to the Irish Presidency of the Council of the EU and its impressive results achieved including the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) deal, the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM), the reform of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and fisheries policy, "Horizon 2020" regulations, the youth guarantee, the mandate for negotiations of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with the United States.
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Brussels European Council, 27-28/06/2013 José Manuel Barroso at the podium
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Brussels European Council, 27-28/06/2013 José Manuel Barroso
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Brussels European Council, 27-28/06/2013 José Manuel Barroso at the podium
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