Merkel, Barroso push for stronger global role for EU

Merkel, Barroso push for stronger global role for EU


German Chancellor Angela Merkel last Wednesday vowed to boost the European Union's global role, saying she wanted stronger ties with the United States, Japan and Russia and tougher measures to stop the humanitarian crisis in Darfur.Merkel, speaking to the European Parliament mid-way through the current six-month long German EU presidency, said she was determined to bring " Europe to the forefront of the world."In a separate address to the EU assembly, European Commission President Jose...


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