Mr José Manuel Durão BARROSO receives the Prime Minister of Estonia, Mr Andrus ANSIP, Brussels - EU monitor

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Atomium in Brussel.
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date May 18, 2011
city Brussels, Belgium
attending J.M. (José) Barroso i, A. (Andrus) Ansip i, V. (Viktor) Orbán i et al.
organisation European Commission (EC) i

Mr José Manuel Durão BARROSO receives the Prime Minister of Estonia, Mr Andrus ANSIP


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