EU News cites the Atlantic Council for honoring European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso at its annual Distinguished Leadership Awards dinner:

European Commission President José Manuel Barroso was awarded the 2014 Atlantic Council Distinguished International Leadership Award at an event in Washington, D.C. tonight.

The Atlantic Council gave the award to President Barroso in recognition of his dedication to the cause of European integration and his role in ensuring that the benefits of that integration—stability, prosperity, and democracy—reach across an ever-widening vision of Europe.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a taped video message congratulated President Barroso on receiving the Distinguished International Leadership Award, noting that intensifying the diverse relations between the European Union and the United States of America has always been important to him.

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