The Honorable José Manuel Barroso: The State of the European Union

Apr 8, 2015
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Barroso is currently the Frederick H. Schultz Class of 1951 Visiting Professor of International Economic Policy and a policy fellow of LISD. Barroso, former prime minister of Portugal, became president of the European Commission in 2004 and was re-elected to the post in 2009. The European Commission is the executive body of the European Union and is responsible for proposing legislation, implementing decisions, upholding the Union's treaties and the day-to-day operations of the EU.