“No” EU Summit for Obama!

The U.S. government has affirmed that President Obama won’t be attending the EU Summit that would be assembled in Madrid in May. It may be seen as a huge blow to Spain’s diplomatic prestige

Philip Gordon, U.S. assistant secretary, confirmed that the president never had this meeting on his agenda.

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, stated that Obama has visited Europe a number of times last year. Also, it is essential that mutually acceptable dates for the summit need to be worked out in accordance with the political schedules of both the parties. The summit was scheduled for May, 25, 2010.

European leaders had huge assumptions that the president would be marking his presence at the summit. But the White House recently confirmed that Obama has no plans to attend the same as he never has the summit on his schedule.

It was said that Obama was not much impressed with the last EU summit held in Prague, as reported by The New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/03/world/europe/03europe.html?hp

José Antonio Alonso, ally of the Spanish Prime Minister, expressed his disappointed on President’s decision of not attending the summit and said that the US administration must know about what Europe is!

Also, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Spanish Prime Minister, has planned to visit Washington this week in an event “The National Prayer Breakfast” in an attempt to enhance the relations between the two countries.

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