Visit of Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Danish Prime Minister, to José Manuel Barroso
José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, received Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Danish Prime Minister. The discussions focused mainly on the European Council of 23/10/2011. The President stated that he agreed the need to deliver a solution to break the vicious circle between doubts over the sustainability of sovereign debt, the stability of the banking system and the EU's growth prospects.
He reiterated that the roadmap to stability and growth, presented the day before, set out five interdependent elements which had to be implemented together and as quickly as possible. José Manuel Barroso also expressed that Denmark with its new government would continue the longstanding tradition of a constructive and valuable Danish contribution to Europe's progress and during the Presidency of the Council of the EU and beyond Denmark will contribute to the European spirit which was needed very badly in the EU.