“Three things tell a man: his eyes, his friends and his favorite quotes.”
Jose Manuel Barroso
Date of Birth:
March 23, 1956
José Manuel Durão Barroso, GCC ) is a Portuguese politician and the 11th President of the European Commission, being the first Portuguese person to hold the post. He served as Prime Minister of Portugal from 6 April 2002 until 17 July 2004, when he resigned to become President-designate of the European Commission. The appointment was formally endorsed by the European Parliament on July 22, and he was due to take over officially from Romano Prodi on 1 November 2004. However, this process was delayed until 23 November due to problems regarding parliamentary approval of the Barroso Commission.