Celebration of the 10th anniversary of East Timor's independence with the participation of José Manuel Barroso
José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, participated in the festivities to commemorate the 10th anniversary of East Timor's independence. The book "For Timor: Memories of Ten Years of Independence", written by Sonia Neto and prefaced by the President, was launched on this occasion. In his speech the President highlighted that this was a book of memories but that it was also a book about the future. The future of East Timor and the future of all those who were struggling for freedom and democracy. He added there was a message as well for the international community's commitment to live up to the ideals of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.