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The vote for an independent Scotland: How we got here and why

The vote for an independent Scotland: How we got here and why

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Sept. 18 (UPI) --As the citizens of Scotland prepare to decide whether or not to remain a part of the United Kingdom, UPI looks back at the events that led to the historic vote.
Matt Bradwell
Cameron compares appeasement of Putin to Germany in 1938

Cameron compares appeasement of Putin to Germany in 1938

BRUSSELS, Sept. 3 (UPI) --British Prime Minister David Cameron warned against appeasement toward Russia at a European Union summit in Brussels Wednesday.
Ed Adamczyk
Kremlin threatens to release Putin call with EU head

Kremlin threatens to release Putin call with EU head

MOSCOW, Sept. 2 (UPI) --Russia threatened to release a conversation between Vladimir Putin and EU head Jose Manuel Barroso after accusing him of taking Putin's words out of context.
Aileen Graef
EU considers gas talks with Russia, Ukraine

EU considers gas talks with Russia, Ukraine

BRUSSELS, Aug. 15 (UPI) --European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said future trilateral talks with Kiev and Moscow would focus on energy and national security issues.
Daniel J. Graeber
Russia moves aid to Ukraine border ahead of ICRC approval

Russia moves aid to Ukraine border ahead of ICRC approval

KIEV, Ukraine, Aug. 12 (UPI) --A Russian convoy of 280 trucks transporting aid to Ukraine was deployed on Tuesday without necessary coordination, raising concerns of Russia's intent.
JC Finley
Ukraine's gas sector coping, EU says

Ukraine's gas sector coping, EU says

BRUSSELS, July 17 (UPI) --Some of the proposals offered to break the Russian grip on the Ukrainian energy sector are working, a top European official said Thursday in Brussels.
Daniel J. Graeber
EU says aid to Ukraine dependent on reforms

EU says aid to Ukraine dependent on reforms

BRUSSELS, July 8 (UPI) --Energy sector reform in Ukraine is a condition for further financial support from the European Union, commissioner Stefan Fule said Tuesday from Brussels.
Daniel J. Graeber
Europe leans on Azerbaijan for gas security

Europe leans on Azerbaijan for gas security

BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 16 (UPI) --Building a gas corridor from Azerbaijan is just as vital for European energy security as it is for Azeri economic development, European leader said in Baku.
Daniel J. Graeber
Israel, EU envision environmental and energy ties

Israel, EU envision environmental and energy ties

JERUSALEM, June 9 (UPI) --A new framework for cooperation between the European Union and Israel extends to the realm of energy and environmental protection, a top EU official said.
Daniel J. Graeber
EU Commission President: This club doesn't accept Putin

EU Commission President: This club doesn't accept Putin

BRUSSELS, June 5 (UPI) --EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso told the BBC that excluding Russian President Vladimir Putin from the G7 club is a "very powerful message."
Aileen Graef
Europe stresses need for hard focus on energy security

Europe stresses need for hard focus on energy security

BRUSSELS, May 22 (UPI) --If Europe can react well to energy woes tied to Ukraine, energy security will be stronger than ever before, the European Commission president said in Brussels.
Daniel J. Graeber
Gazprom sales to Europe increased in 2013

Gazprom sales to Europe increased in 2013

MOSCOW, April 29 (UPI) -- Russian energy company Gazprom said Tuesday its sales of gas to Europe and others in the region in 2013 was up more than 15 percent.
Daniel J. Graeber
Kremlin welcomes EU's 'positive tune' on energy

Kremlin welcomes EU's 'positive tune' on energy

MOSCOW, April 21 (UPI) -- A spokesman for the Kremlin said Monday the Russian government was optimistic about energy security in Eastern Europe following talks with the EU.
Daniel J. Graeber
EU works to stop Russian action against Ukraine

EU works to stop Russian action against Ukraine

BRUSSELS, March 21 (UPI) -- European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said Friday the European Union was obligated to stop Russia from violating Ukraine's sovereignty.

Gazprom wants dibs on Crimean natural gas

MOSCOW, March 19 (UPI) -- Russian energy company Gazprom aims to tap into the more than 50 billion cubic feet of gas available in Crimea, a deputy leader from the region said.
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Jose Manuel Barroso
European Council High Representative Javier Solana, U.S. President Barack Obama, President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso and Prime Minister of Sweden Fredrik Reinfeldt, (L to R) walk from the Oval Office to the Cabinet Room to participate in the U.S.-European Union Summit at the White House November 3, 2009 in Washington. UPI/Olivier Douliery/POOL
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José Manuel Durão Barroso (Portuguese pronunciation: ; born 23 March 1956) is a Portuguese politician. He is President of the European Commission, since 23 November 2004. He served as Prime Minister of Portugal from 6 April 2002 to 17 July 2004.

Durão Barroso (as he is known in Portugal) graduated in Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon and has an MSc in Economic and Social Sciences from the University of Geneva (Institut Européen de l'Université de Genève) in Switzerland. His academic career continued as an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon. He did research for a PhD at Georgetown University and Georgetown's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service in Washington, D.C. but his CV does not list any doctoral degree (except honorary). He is a 1998 graduate of the Georgetown Leadership Seminar. Back in Lisbon, Barroso became Director of the Department for International Relations at Lusíada University (Universidade Lusíada). He received honorary degrees from many Universities listed under honorary degrees.

Barroso's political activity began in his college days, before the Carnation Revolution of 25 April 1974. He was one of the leaders of the underground Maoist MRPP (Reorganising Movement of the Proletariat Party, later PCTP/MRPP, Communist Party of the Portuguese Workers/Revolutionary Movement of the Portuguese Proletariat). In an interview with the newspaper Expresso, he said that he had joined MRPP to fight the only other student body movement, also underground, which was controlled by the Communist Party. Despite this justification there is a very famous political 1976 interview recorded by RTP in which he criticises the bourgeois education system which "throws students against workers and workers against students", showing clear left-wing and Maoist inclinations. In December 1980, Barroso joined the right-of-centre PPD (Democratic Popular Party, later PPD/PSD-Social Democratic Party), where he remains to the present day.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Jose Manuel Barroso."
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