Extracts from the press conference by José Manuel Barroso on the European Council of 01-02/03/2012
On 29 February 2012, José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, gave a press conference ahead on the European Council of 01-02/03/2012. The President wanted to deliver a message on growth – sustainable growth. It was this message that he was bringing already to the last informal European Council of 30/01/2012. The answer on growth had been at the core of the agenda from the start, and José Manuel Barroso was pleased to see a level of commitment by Heads of Government and Heads of State which he hoped would be translated into effective, concrete delivery.