EU-US Summit, Portugal November 20th

As the US and her European allies fight to recover from financial crisis and confront the latest terror plots, President Barak Obama touches down in Lisbon, Portugal 20 November for the first EU-US summit meeting since the EU adjusted their foreign policy architecture with the signature of the Lisbon Treaty.Ongoing financial woes on both sides of the Atlantic as well as security and its foreign policy concerns will likely be high on the agenda. Many EU governments are making swingeing cuts to public spending in an attempt to get their deficits under control. However, following the cancellation of the EU-US Madrid summit they remain uncertain as to whether the transatlantic relationship is a priority for the White House.

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