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Brussels informal European Council with the participation of José Manuel Barroso

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José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, and the Heads of State or Government of the EU met in Brussels for an informal European Council convened by Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council. The Heads of State or Government especially discussed the political and economic situation in Greece and the latest developments in the euro area. They also met to prepare the decisions to be taken in June 2012 on the "Growth Agenda" in Europe.
During the joint press conference José Manuel Barroso highlighted that the EU 2020 Strategy was the basis for the growth initiatives of the Union. In the short term, they would structure their work around 3 pillars: to mobilise EU policies to fully support growth, to step up the efforts to finance the economy through investments and better access of SMEs to credit, and to strengthen job-creation.

Type: College   Reference: I-073409   Date: 24/05/2012   Duration: 02:52   Personalities: Angela Merkel, Dalia Grybauskaitė, David Cameron [Prime Minister], Demetris Christofias, Donald Tusk, Elio Di Rupo, François Hollande, Fredrik Reinfeldt, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Herman van Rompuy, Janez Janša, Jean-Claude Juncker, Johannes Laitenberger, José Manuel Barroso, Jyrki Katainen, Mariano Rajoy Brey, Mark Rutte, Martin Schulz, Panagiotis Pikrammenos, Pedro Passos Coelho, Petr Nečas, Traian Băsescu, Valdis Dombrovskis, Viktor Orbán, Zoran Milanović   Location: Brussels - Council/Justus Lipsius  
Languages: ORIGINAL,

Tags: Audiovisual media , Council of the EU - presidency , Denmark , EU relations with Member States , Euro area , Eurogroup , European Commission - cabinet , European Council - President , European Parliament - President , Germany , Greece , Growth , Informal European Council - Brussels 2012/05 , Interinstitutional cooperation , United Kingdom
© European Union, 2012   /   Source: EC - Audiovisual Service
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