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EU President Barroso Meeting with Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany

“Yesterday President Barroso met Chancellor Merkel for a working dinner in Berlin.”

05/06/2012

President Barroso and Chancellor Merkel © EU

They took this opportunity to discuss and prepare for the next European Council and to talk about further steps on how to enhance growth and stability in Europe. They both agree that beyond immediate actions for growth and stability, a political vision for the future of Europe is needed and that the monetary union should be supported by the creation of an economic union. Therefore they are both in favour of the creation of a banking union to reinforce the supervision of European banks and increase their capacities.

Back in Brussels, President Barroso will today meet leading members of the political parties of CDU/CSU and SPD of the German Bundestag.

Please find here President Barroso’s full statement

Watch the video of the press statements made by President Barroso and Chancellor Merkel