The President of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, and the Italian Prime Minister, Romano Prodi, have condemned the latest executions in Baghdad. “We consider that a man does not have the right to take away the life of another,” said Barroso in Rome. “It’s a fundamental question, which I believe is one of our European values. I take this opportunity to congratulate Italy for all the initiatives it’s taking on this at the UN. We can work together to abolish the death penalty,” he added.