José Manuel Durão Barroso

In June 2004, José Manuel Durão Barroso, Portuguese Prime Minister, is chosen by the Twenty-Five to succeed Romano Prodi as President of the European Commission.

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Photo: Visite de José Manuel Barroso, président désigné de la CE, à l'ambassade du Portugal de Bruxelles. Bruxelles: Commission européenne, 12/07/2004. Couleur.

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José Manuel Durão Barroso
Date and place of birth
23/03/1956 in Lisbon (Portugal)
Offices held
Member of the Portuguese Social Democratic Party (PSD) (1985–2002)
Vice-President of the European People’s Party (1999–2002)
Chairman of the Portuguese Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee (1995–1996)
State Secretary for Home Affairs (1985–1987)
State Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (1987–1992)
Foreign Minister (1992–1995)
Prime Minister of Portugal (2002–2004)
President of the European Commission (2004–)