High-Level Meeting on Disability
European Commission President Barroso participated, together with European Parliament President Buzek, European Council President Van Rompuy and European Commission Vice-President Reding, in the first European Disability Forum. The forum discussed issues facing the estimated 80 million Europeans with disabilities. President Barroso said: "The European Union must be attentive to the situation of people with disabilities." He explained that the European Disability Strategy sets an ambitious agenda for the next 10 years. "The EU remains committed to empowering people with disabilities so that they can enjoy their full rights, and benefit fully from participating in society and the economy," the President added.
Präsident José Manuel Barroso - Europäische Kommission - High-Level Meeting on Disability