Visit of Boris Tadić, President of Serbia, to José Manuel Barroso
José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, received Boris Tadić, President of Serbia. A great majority of Member States were in favour of granting Serbia candidate country status. The decision had to be taken on the same day or it was expected to be decided at the European Council of 01-02/03/2012. José Manuel Barroso highlighted that Serbia deserved the candidate status and that it had been already for some time the opinion of the EC.