Remark at the BGF-G7 Summit Initiative Conference – Prof. Jose Barroso

Among the first remarks at the BGF-G7 Summit Initiative Conference were those of Prof. Jose Barroso, former President of  the European Commission; former Prime Minister of Portugal and Member of The BGF-G7 Summit Committee.

Referring to the BGF’s focus this year on cybersecurity, he said that growing cyberthreats called for “binding agreements based on international law’’  to establish acceptable cyberbehavior.

He added that other important matters to be taken up by the G7 Summit include “lack of investment confidence,’’ as well as “Muslim terrorism,’’ the refugee crisis affecting Europe and the related war in Syria and Russian attacks on Ukraine.