President Barroso receives award for his work in dialogue and cooperation
Yesterday President Barroso received the 2013 Center for Global Dialogue and Cooperation's Award in Vienna in recognition of his work for global dialogue and cooperation.
The award distinguishes President Barroso's "remarkable ability to foster positive global trends, his great contribution to the dissemination of values such as honesty, and transparency, as well as his active efforts in strengthening cooperation between diverse people and cultures".
In his acceptance speech, President Barroso stressed the importance of the global dialogue as a basis for working towards a common ground. He said: "To tackle global challenges together, you need a true dialogue, and not just parallel monologues. (…) Dialogue also demands both sides to listen with the same openness and to show some basic willingness to change their mind".
Read President's speech