UPDATE 1-EU’s Barroso hopes for Ireland deal today – Europe 1

PARIS, Nov 28 (BestGrowthStock) – European Commission President Jose
Manuel Barroso hopes for a unanimous agreement on Sunday among
finance ministers to support Ireland, he told Europe 1 radio.

European ministers are expected to agree 85 billion euro
rescue package for Ireland, which is facing a debt crisis,
making it the second euro member after Greece to be bailed out.

“I hope that today, at the level of finance ministers, there
will be a unanimous agreement to support Ireland,” he said.

Separately, EU sources said the European Union, European
Central Bank and the IMF had concluded negotiations with Irish
authorities on the bailout and the deal was ready to be signed
off by EU finance ministers. [ID:nLDE6AR043]

Barroso also said Europe was ready to face any difficulties.
“We are ready to face any difficulty, and the member states are
taking exceptional measures with great courage — it must be
said”.

(Reporting by Helen Massy-Beresford)

UPDATE 1-EU’s Barroso hopes for Ireland deal today – Europe 1