Signing Ceremony of EU Participation contract to EXPO Milano 2015, with the participation of José Manuel Barroso
On 9 December 2013, José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, and Enrico Letta, Chairman of the Italian Council of Ministers, participated in the signing ceremony of EU participation contract to Expo Milano 2015, in Milan, Italy. They delivered speeches. Expo Milano will take place in Milan from 1 May to 31 October 2015, on the topic “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”.
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||Signing ceremony of EU participation contract to Expo Milano 2015, with the participation of José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, and Enrico Letta, Chairman of the Italian Council of Ministers: group photo and start of the ceremony
||Speech by José Manuel Barroso (in ITALIAN) that it is with great pleasure that the European Commission has signed its participation in Expo Milano 2015 on behalf of the European Union; thanking Enrico Letta and the Expo managers for having reserved a special place for the EU in the Italian Pavilion; this event will give an international flavour to the issues that require global attention: those relating to food and sustainable development; Expo Milano will take place during the same year as that in which the Millennium Development Goals will expire; this will be the occasion to reflect that the goal to reduce the number of people living in extreme poverty by half has already been achieved; it will also be the occasion to highlight the fact that much more needs to be done for those who live in conditions of extreme vulnerability, and the EU is firmly committed to preparing the path forward beyond 2015; Expo Milano will be the occasion for the EU to raise public awareness about issues relating to food quality and security in addition to public health issues, and in a broader sense, to develop dialogue with citizens on Europe, its policies, and its future.
||Speech by Enrico Letta (in ITALIAN)
||Signing ceremony with the participation of José Manuel Barroso and Enrico Letta