José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, received an Honorary Degree from the University of Liverpool, on 3 July 2008. He took the opportunity to visit the city of Liverpool - European Capital of Culture 2008.
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||Exterior view of Philharmonic Hall (2 shots)
||Arrival of José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, at honorary guests room
||Book of Honorary Graduates
||José Manuel Barroso signing the Book of Honorary Graduates
||Photo of José Manuel Barroso and Professor James Drummond Bone, University of Liverpool Vice-Chancellor (2 shots)
||General view of the ceremony (4 shots)
||José Manuel Barroso (in ENGLISH) saying that Europe faces now new challenges: climage change, growing competition from big emerging economies such as China or India, the crises of food and fuel prices; on what these challenges have in common; saying that they are shared by all the Europeans, from Liverpool to Lisbon and Ljubljana; they are also challenges which no country, even the biggest and most influencial can tackle successfully alone, which is why the EU can and must play a vital role
||General view of the graduation ceremony (3 shots)
||Views of Liverpool, European Capital of Culture 2008 (7 shots)
||José Manuel Barroso leaving Tate Liverpool with Phil Redmond, Deputy Chair of Liverpool Culture Company (2 shots)
||José Manuel Barroso (in ENGLISH) saying that Liverpool should serve as example as European Capital of Europe; the city has linked cultural project with city renovation; the EU is helping with a budget of 800 million Pounds, to be spent on the area from 2000 until 2013
||José Manuel Barroso visiting the city of Liverpool (5 shots)