Visit of Nicos Anastasiades, President of Cyprus, to José Manuel Barroso
José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, received Nicos Anastasiades, President of Cyprus. In his speech José Manuel Barroso reassured that the EU was determined to stand by Cyprus and the Cypriots in extremely difficult times. He also noted that the adjustment programme for the country was the key vehicle for a new departure for the Cypriot economy. The President then praised the Cypriot authorities for the agreement on the adjustment programme and for the adoption of all prior actions. José Manuel Barroso also recognised that the recovery would take time and that Cyprus would need help to face the social consequences of the economic shock.