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EU's Barroso warns Ukraine of 'possible actions'

European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso on Wednesday called for an end to violence in Ukraine and warned the authorities that the EU executive would assess "possible actions". Barroso voiced "shock" over the deaths of two pro-EU protestors and "deplored" the use of violence. "We will continue to follow closely these developments as well as assessing possible actions by the European Union and consequences for our relations with that country," he said. ccr/dh

EU considers action against Ukraine over handling of protests

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union could take action against Ukraine after reports that at least three demonstrators died there during overnight violence, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said on Wednesday. Barroso said the European Union was shocked by the deaths, deplored the use of force and called on all sides to immediately halt violence.

EU's Barroso to visit Colombia, Panama

BRUSSELS, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- The President of the European Commission (EC) Jose Manuel Barroso will begin a visit to Colombia and Panama on Thursday, it was announced Monday. "This is the first time a president of the EC visits Colombia," said a press release. During his one-day visit to Bogota, Barroso will meet with the Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos Calderon "to discuss the recent implementation of the EU-Colombia Trade Agreement, the solidarity and support of the EU to the peace of Colombia and the future of bilateral relations in the global context."

With frustration mounting, PM-Barroso put CETA talks on road to success

OTTAWA - If there was a make-or-break moment on the long, winding road to Friday's culmination of a free trade agreement with Europe, it might have come Sept 6 in the most unlikely of places. It was fair to say that Canadian negotiators had been growing increasingly restless with the pace of talks that had begun almost four years earlier and had already missed several unofficial deadlines.

Say cheese: EU strikes trade deal with Canada, looks to U.S.

By Robin Emmott and Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS/LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The European Union and Canada agreed a multi-billion-dollar trade pact that will integrate two of the world's largest economies and paves the way for Europe to clinch an even bigger deal with the United States. Talks were launched in May 2009 but stalled for months over quotas for Canadian beef and EU cheese. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso met in Brussels on Friday to resolve outstanding issues.

EU reaches political deal on 2014-2020 budget

The European Commission and the European Parliament leadership reached a deal on the trillion-euro budget for the next seven years.

EU reaches political deal on 2014-2020 budget

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso on Thursday announced a political deal on the EU's hotly contested 2014-2020 trillion-euro budget. Barroso said a deal had been reached between the Commission, which is the EU executive, the European Parliament leadership, and Ireland, which currently holds the rotating EU presidency. But the accord must still be formally approved by Parliament lawmakers. ccr/hd

France steps up verbal war with EU's Barroso

By Luke Baker and Nicholas Vinocur BRUSSELS/PARIS (Reuters) - France cranked up criticism of the European Commission on Wednesday with one official calling its president Jose Manuel Barroso a lame duck and suggesting he should never have been appointed. Stepping up a war of words that has rumbled for two weeks, the Socialist speaker of France's lower house of parliament dismissed Barroso, a former center-right prime minister of Portugal, as a "casting error" who could not be relied upon.

Big economic policy decisions not on hold: EU's Barroso

VIENNA (Reuters) - Europe will press ahead with major economic policy decisions, including steps towards a banking union, despite the looming German election, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said on Thursday. "I think that impression is not correct," Barroso told reporters when asked whether big policy steps were on hold until after Germany's national vote in September.

Furious France hits back at 'reactionary' accusation

France on Monday angrily hit back at accusations that its bid to protect Europe's film and television industries from Hollywood dominance was "reactionary". President Francois Hollande said he simply did not believe that European Commission head Jose Manuel Barroso could have made the comment over France's stance in free trade talks with the US. His Culture Minister Aurelie Filippetti branded Barroso's remarks as "absolutely lamentable."
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