Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Obama to Attend November Summit with EU -- For Real This Time

Mark your calendars, y'all: Obama will meet EU leaders in November in Lisbon, Portugal. 

The summit will take place alongside a NATO conference, which from the US President's signals would seem more important than the stand-alone EU-US summit he said he would skip in February. Following the announcement, the Europeans were unsure they would even convene at all. The White House's reasons for passing on the earlier meeting with the EU included potential "lack [of] substance," writes the European Voice news service. 

Sounds a lot like the American euroskepticism reported by NY Times' Steven Erlanger in March, when Europeans "wooed" the American administration, "promising relevance" after being snubbed by Obama.

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