Tripartite Social Summit with the participation of José Manuel Barroso
José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, participated in the Tripartite Social Summit. Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council, and Philippe de Buck, Director-General of BusinessEurope, were also present. José Manuel Barroso stated that the message received both from the business side and the trade union side was to do whatever was necessary to protect the financial stability of the euro zone, to restore confidence in the euro zone and in the EU. He stressed that a young opportunities initiative has been launched and he had asked social partners, especially the business community, to back it enthusiastically. The president added that it was important that all make a contribution.