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More than 77,000 people have signed a petition on the Change.org website calling for "strong exemplary measures" to be taken against Jose Manuel Barroso. Photo: Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images

Ex-EU leader under fire for taking Goldman Sachs job

Tens of thousands of people have put their names to a petition protesting against the appointment of a former European Union leader to the investment bank Goldman Sachs, calling the move "irresponsible" and "morally reprehensible."