Barroso laments loss of post-crisis international fraternity

José Manuel Durao Barroso

A former senior European policy-maker has lamented the lost spirit of international co-operation and collaboration that emerged in the immediate aftermath of the global financial crisis and the European sovereign debt crisis.

José Manuel Barroso, European Commission president from 2004–14, highlighted the agreement to upgrade the G20 (a meeting for finance ministers and central bank governors) to a leader’s forum as a good example of earlier co-operation. He also pointed to Chinese support of

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