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A second term – but at what price?

By Simon Taylor  -  17.09.2009 / 04:50 CET
The European Parliament yesterday approved the appointment of José Manuel Barroso for a second term as president of the European Commission. We look at who gained what during the trial of strength between Barroso and the Parliament.
 

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