Brussels, 14 October 2010
Message from President Barroso to Mr Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
"Dear Prime Minister,
On behalf of the European Commission, I wish to congratulate you on your appointment as Prime Minister of the new Dutch Government.
Europe is in front of very important challenges: promoting solid economic recovery, improving the economic governance in the Union and implementing the "Europe 2020" strategy for a forward-looking and sustainable economy, among others. I am firmly convinced that the contribution of the Netherlands to all these matters is extremely relevant.
I look forward to cooperating with you in tackling the challenges Europe is facing.
I wish you and your government every success.
José Manuel Durão Barroso"