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Departing Barroso sees EU stronger after euro debt crisis

Barroso, a former Portuguese prime minister, is proud of having helped keep an enlarged 28-nation Europe afloat for 10 years through the most severe economic and financial storm in half a century.

British EU exit would be 'historic mistake': Barroso

European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso argued Monday that Britain is better off in the EU and warned that alienating its allies would be a "historic mistake".

Centre-left leaders back Juncker for top EU job

Juncker is the frontrunner to replace Jose Manuel Barroso as European Commission head.

Merkel says Juncker should head European Commission

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that Jean-Claude Juncker of Luxembourg should become the next European Commission president, succeeding Portugal`s Jose Manuel Barroso.

EU agrees to talks with Russia on Ukraine gas supply: Barroso

The European Union said it had agreed Thursday to hold talks with Russia on its gas supplies to Europe through Ukraine, warning Moscow its reliability as an energy source was at stake.

EU agrees $1.3 trillion multi-annual budget deal

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso on Thursday announced a political deal on the EU's hotly contested 2014-2020 trillion-euro budget, hours before an EU summit mulls how to get millions of jobless youths back into the workplace.