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President Barroso congratulates Austrian Federal Chancellor Werner Faymann on his new term of office

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The President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, today sent a message of congratulations to Werner Faymann, who was sworn in as Federal Chancellor of the Republic of Austria.

The President wrote that it is with pleasure that he is looking forward to continuing the close cooperation with the Chancellor in person and with his federal government. "The common challenges for Europe require a close partnership of responsibilities between the European Institutions and the governments of the Member States. I am convinced that Austria will continue to play a significant role within the European Union to perform these tasks", the President added.

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