G8 Summit: extracts from the joint press conference by José Manuel Barroso and Fredrik Reinfeldt, Swedish Prime Minister and President in office of the Council of the EU
José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, and Fredrik Reinfeldt, Swedish Prime Minister held a joint press conference on the occasion of the start of the G8 summit which takes place under Italian Presidency. José Manuel Barroso represents the European Commission as full member of the G8 summit for the 5th time this year.
Alongside with the leaders of Sweden as holder of the EU Council presidency, the four European Union G8 members - France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom - as well as the United States, Russia, Canada, and Japan, José Manuel Barroso pushes for a coordinated international response to common challenges related to the economic and financial crisis, trade, climate change, development and food security. PHOTOSHOTLISTLINK