On 22 July 2009 a delegation of the Spring Alliance excecutive had the opportunity to meet the President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso and presented him the Manifesto. President Barroso appreciated the initiative and expressed interest in following the work of the Spring Alliance and announced that he would be pleased to take part in the Spring Alliance High Level conference that took place on 28 September 2009. President Barroso receives the Spring Alliance Manifesto from John Hontelez, EEB Secretary General. John Hontelez also presented the Spring Alliance Manifesto to the Informal EU Environmental Ministers Council that took place on 24 July 2009 in Sweden. A copy of this presentation can be consulted here.