Visit of Rosen Plevneliev, President of Bulgaria, to José Manuel Barroso
José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, received Rosen Plevneliev, President of Bulgaria. The two Presidents discussed a range of European and national issues. José Manuel Barroso expressed his concern about the youth unemployment situation which was reaching crisis point. At the informal European Council of 30/01/2012 the President would push for immediate action in three areas: tackling unemployment, especially youth unemployment; a deepening of the single market as a way to boost growth, and also specific measures to help SMEs in Europe.