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Old 22-10-2014, 05:33 PM   #41
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José Manuel Durão Barroso (born 23 March 1956) is the 11th and current President of the European Commission.. He served as Prime Minister of Portugal from 6 April 2002 to 17 July 2004...Durão Barroso (as he is known in Portugal) graduated in Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon and has an MSc in Economic and Social Sciences from the University of Geneva (Institut européen de l'université de Genève) in Switzerland. His academic career continued as an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon. He did research for a PhD at Georgetown University and Georgetown's Edmund A.. Walsh School of Foreign Service in Washington, D.C. but his CV does not list any doctoral degree (except honorary).. He is a 1998 graduate of the Georgetown Leadership Seminar.. Back in Lisbon, Barroso became Director of the Department for International Relations at Lusíada University (Universidade Lusíada)..Barroso's political activity began in his late teens, during the Estado Novo regime in Portugal, before the Carnation Revolution of 25 April 1974. In his university days, he was one of the leaders of the underground Maoist MRPP (Reorganising Movement of the Proletariat Party, later PCTP/MRPP, Communist Party of the Portuguese Workers/Revolutionary Movement of the Portuguese Proletariat). In an interview with the newspaper Expresso, he said that he had joined MRPP to fight the only other student body movement, also underground, which was controlled by the Portuguese Communist Party..In opposition, Barroso was elected to the Assembly of the Republic in 1995 as a representative for Lisbon. There, he became chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee. In 1999 he was elected president of his political party, PSD, succeeding Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa (a professor of law), and thus became Leader of the Opposition. Parliamentary elections in 2002 gave the PSD enough seats to form a coalition government with the right-wing Portuguese People's Party, and Barroso subsequently became Prime Minister of Portugal on 6 April 2002...



In March 2003, Barroso hosted U.S President George W. Bush, British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Spanish Prime Minister José María Aznar in the Portuguese island of Terceira, in the Azores.. The 4 leaders finalised the controversial US-led 2003 invasion of Iraq.. Under Barroso's leadership, Portugal became part of the "coalition of the willing" for the invasion and occupation of Iraq, sending non-combat troops..Barroso did not finish his term as he had been nominated as President of the European Commission on 5 July 2004. Barroso arranged with Portuguese President Jorge Sampaio to nominate Pedro Santana Lopes as a substitute Prime Minister of Portugal.. Santana Lopes led the PSD/PP coalition for a few months until early 2005, when new elections were called. When the Portuguese Socialist Party won the elections it produced an estimation that by the end of the year the budget deficit would reach 6.1%, which it used to criticise Barroso's and Santana Lopes's economic policies.. On 3 September 2009, Barroso unveiled his manifesto for his second term.. On 16 September 2009, Barroso was re-elected by the European Parliament for another 5 years.. If he completes his second term he will become only the second Commission president to serve 2 terms, after Jacques Delors. The current Commission's term of office runs until 31 October 2014...



One of his first tasks since being re-elected was a visit to Ireland to persuade Irish citizens to approve the Treaty of Lisbon in the country's second referendum due to be held the following month.. Barroso was greeted by Irish Minister for Defence Willie O'Dea and Peter Power, the Minister of State for Overseas Development, as he got off his plane at Shannon Airport on the morning of 19 September 2009 before briefly meeting with the joint committee of the Oireachtas and meeting and greeting people at functions in Limerick's City Hall, University of Limerick (UL) and the Savoy Hotel..In 2005 Die Welt reported that Barroso had spent a week on the yacht of the Greek shipping billionaire Spiro Latsis.. It emerged soon afterwards that this had occurred only a month before the Commission approved 10 million euros of Greek state aid for Latsis's shipping company – though the state aid decision had been taken by the previous European Commission before Barroso took up his post.. In response to this revelation, Nigel Farage MEP of the UK Independence Party persuaded around 75 MEPs from across the political spectrum to back a motion of no confidence in Barroso, so as to compel him to appear before the European Parliament to be questioned on the matter..In response to criticism for his choice of a less fuel efficient Volkswagen Touareg, amid EU legislation of targets drastically to reduce car CO2 emissions, Barroso dismissed this as "overzealous moralism"..

Barroso has expressed criticism of national governments arguing "Decisions taken by the most democratic institutions in the world are very often wrong..In December 2013 Barroso said that Europe did not cause of the problems for Ireland; Ireland caused a problem for Europe..Apart from Portuguese, Barroso is fluent in French, speaks Spanish and English and has taken a course to acquire a basic knowledge of German..Barroso holds over twenty decorations, including..Grand Cross of the Order of Christ (Portugal) in 1996...


You asked me once, what was in Room 101.. I told you that you knew the answer already.. Everyone knows it.. The
thing that is in Room 101 is the worst thing in the world...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Room_101
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-29684585
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Manuel_Barroso
http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...&postcount=101Meanwhile, mystery surrounds the fate of David Webb, also known as JB, the source behind the exposure of the Blackbriar program..It's been reported that Webb was shot and fell from a Manhattan rooftop into the East River 10 stories below..However, after a 3 day search, Webb's body has yet to be found... http://www.davidicke.com/forum/showp...postcount=1776
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http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/ci...om_cross07.htm + Aga Khan IV receiving a gift of Trinitite - Get set for Ecky thump..I still shudder when I think about the warrior who came up behind me, and the thwacking he gave me with his pork sword...

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