Extracts from the joint press conference by José Manuel Barroso and Louis Michel, on the Millennium Development Goals
José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, and Louis Michel, Member of the EC in charge of Development and Humanitarian Aid gave a joint press conference on rapid and better progress towards the Millennium Develoment Goals.
José Manuel Barroso and Louis Michel urged the 27 Member States to stand by their promises and deliver on development aid if the international community is to meet the Millennium Development Goals.
They presented jointly a new Communication "EU as a global partner for development" in which the European Commission proposes a number of actions to encourage the 27 Member States to increase the volume and the effectiveness of development aid as well as areas where EU policies could be better coordinated. SHOTLIST