Address given by José Manuel Barroso on the preparations for the European Council of 16 and 17 June (Strasbourg, 8 June 2005)

In an address to the European Parliament on 8 June 2005, José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, emphasises that the European Council of 16 and 17 June must tackle two fundamental issues: sending out a message of unity on the ratification process of the Constitutional Treaty following the ‘No’ votes in the French and Dutch referendums and establishing a stable financial framework for the European Union for the next few years.

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Source: RAPID. The Press and Communication Service of the European Commission. [ON-LINE]. [Brussels]: European Commission, [08.06.2005]. SPEECH/05/332. Available on

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