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Many have noticed that the EU and the USA don’t hold summits as they normally should. It has been explained that US President Barack Obama wanted to concentrate more on internal issues, that he was against meeting only for the sake of the photo opportunity and insisted that meetings should be held if something important needed to be decided.

A summit in Madrid in May 2010 was famously canceled and the November 2011 Washington EU-US summit was the only one under Obama’s presidency so far. In the meantime, the EU has held eight EU-Russia summits.
The question is: why Obama has no interest in meeting EU leaders? Is it because he knows their opinions inside out?

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