Barroso urges bailout fund boost

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso yesterday called for quick, clear signals to markets that European leaders would bolster the EU bailout fund. “We’ve got to make it clear now to the markets that we’re not only making declarations but instead making decisions,” Barroso told Germany's Stuttgarter Zeitung newspaper. “And that is not only the opinion of Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso,” Barroso added. “It’s also the position of the president of the European Central Bank. That’s why I don't understand the delay.”