In a meeting with TIME, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso expressed confidence in Europe’s economic recovery and satisfaction with the electoral victories of Germany’s Angela Merkel.
Josh Sanburn is a writer for TIME.com. He joined TIME in August 2010 as a writer-reporter for the Briefing section, writing for the World, Milestones and Economy pages as well as contributing articles for the Culture section, TIME.com and NewsFeed. Sanburn graduated from Indiana University, where he was editor in chief of the Indiana Daily Student, and soon became an editorial assistant for Time Inc.'s Custom Publishing department. He later worked as an assistant editor for Golf Magazine and as a freelance writer for New York magazine. Sanburn studied international relations at the graduate level at New York University while interning at the United Nations, the Council on Foreign Relations and the World Policy Journal.