"Portugal, on the Path to Growth and Jobs" conference in Lisbon: speech by José Manuel Barroso
Type: Complete speech
Lisbon - Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, gave a speech at the opening session of the "Portugal, on the Path to Growth and Jobs" conference which was held in Lisbon, Portugal, on 11 April 2014. The conference was aimed at examining opportunities for growth and employment in the country and the importance of European funds and programs in reviving the Portuguese economy.
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||Speech by José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, (in PORTUGUESE) that he decided to organise this conference in Lisbon to deliver a message of European solidarity and hope to Portugal; several members of the EC are also here with him; the aim of the conference is to provide the Portuguese people with more information about the priorities and vision of the EC for investment in Portugal; although fiscal consolidation was vital to recover from the crisis, it is only part of the response; investment is also vital; the way must be paved for a new chapter for the country, a chapter of growth and jobs.