Barroso supports Denmark in cartoon conflict

EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso expressed support for Denmark in the dispute over the Prophet Mohammed cartoons, saying in comments published today that the freedom of speech cannot be compromised.

In an interview with Jyllands-Posten, the Danish paper that first published the drawings, Barroso insisted the freedom of speech was a “fundamental value” in Europe.

He said: “It’s better to publish too much than not to have freedom.”

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