Jose Manuel Barroso

thumbnailRegional countries to seek EU observer status
2014-03-31A new initiative proposes EU member candidate states be given an opportunity to more readily present their views in Brussels.
thumbnailRegional developments push Turkish and Greek Cypriot leaders toward peace
2014-02-11The on-and-off Cyprus reunification talks may be revived soon, according to statements from Greek and Turkish Cypriot officials.
thumbnailSerbia's early elections draw mixed reviews
2014-02-03Opinions are divided on how Serbia's early parliamentary elections will affect the country's EU accession pace, implementation of reforms and negotiations with Kosovo.
thumbnailCroatia celebrates EU membership
2013-07-02Croatia celebrates EU membership, bringing a two-decade process to a successful end.
thumbnailTurmoil in Bulgaria causes concern in EU
2013-06-27Wiretapping charges against a former interior minister and on-going social and political unrest could lead to a negative EU assessment about the rule of law, fight against corruption and organised crime in the country.
thumbnailMoldova prime minister backs European agenda
2013-06-26The prime minister in Chisinau pledges to keep the country on the EU course.
thumbnailKosovo-EU agreement depends on reforms
2013-03-12EU officials are urging Pristina to boost reform progress in order to establish a stabilisation and accession agreement with the Union.
thumbnailEC call for review of media laws sparks debate
2013-02-12A call from EC chief Jose Manuel Barroso to defend justice from media influence has resulted in divided reactions.
thumbnailOfficial visits to Moldova embolden reforms
2012-12-07The presence of two high-ranking dignitaries outlines the country's European perspective, analysts and officials say.
thumbnailRomania, Moldova join in EU partnership project
2012-12-03Moldova seeks Romania's expertise in efforts to join the EU.
thumbnailWomen quota plan for EU corporations delayed
2012-10-30A proposal for the imposition of a 40 percent quota for women on the boards of publicly-listed companies in the EU by 2020 was put on hold.
thumbnailOfficials: Nobel Prize is a 'tremendous honour' for EU
2012-10-15While European officials are proud of the Nobel Committee's decision on Friday to award this year's Nobel Peace Prize to the EU, the award drew criticism from some.
thumbnailMoldova's president stands firm for the EU
2012-09-21The pro-European administration in Chisinau resists efforts by the Communist Party to call for a plebiscite on joining Moscow-sponsored Euro-Asian Union.
thumbnailGerman court ruling sparks hope for eurozone
2012-09-13Germany's Constitutional Court gave the green light on Wednesday for the country to ratify the European Stability Mechanism, a key tool for solving the eurozone crisis.
thumbnailBiH farmers protest agriculture problems
2012-09-05Farmers in BiH want action from the government. In other business news: the EBRD will loan Serbia money to support economic recovery and Wizz Air plans to open a new operations base in Skopje.
thumbnailEC to continue monitoring Bulgaria, Romania
2012-07-23Bulgaria and Romania have made progress in the areas of judicial reform and the fight against corruption over the past five years, but need to do more, the European Commission said.
thumbnailExpectations low ahead of EU 'crisis' summit
2012-06-27Ways to resolve the eurozone crisis will dominate discussions again at the EU leaders' regular two-day summit, opening in Brussels on Thursday.
thumbnailIn Brussels, Nikolic eases Europe's fears
2012-06-19Analysts give Serbia President Tomislav Nikolic high marks after his first official trip to Brussels.
thumbnailSerbia's Nikolic gets his first critics from BiH
2012-06-05There was no genocide in Srebrenica, Serbia President Tolmislav Nikolic says, and he will not attend the annual commemoration for the victims.
thumbnailMacedonia beginning accession dialogue with the EU
2012-03-12The EU will launch high-level dialogue to help Macedonia keep the pace of institutional reforms and enable it to remain on the EU integration path, in spite of Greece's objections.
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Regional officials say the recent personnel changes in the EU will have a positive impact on their countries' relationship with Brussels.

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