European Commission President José Manuel Barroso and Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard took part in the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) in New Zealand on 7 September.

President Barroso underlined the long-lasting ties between Europe and the Pacific island nations, and highlighted the fruitful partnership that the EU and European Community had enjoyed with the region during the past 50 years.

Barroso stressed that the EU and the PIF have the responsibility to influ...

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