Visit of José Maria Pereira Neves, Cape Verdean Prime Minister, to José Manuel Barroso
José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, received José Maria Pereira Neves, Cape Verdean Prime Minister. Discussions focused on the political and economic situation of this African country, the safety of the region and the Special Partnership EU/Cape Verde. The day after, they participated together in the European Development Days 2013. During the joint press conference José Manuel Barroso congratulated José Maria Pereira Neves for Cape Verde's democratic stability, respect for human rights and the important economic and social progress. With a stable and consolidated parliamentary democracy, Cape Verde had become a country of medium income since 2007, having achieved great progress in the Millennium Development Goals' (MDG) framework.