Monday, June 9, 2008

Bush eyes economy on Europe trip - BBC News

US President Saint George Tungsten Shrub have landed in Republic Of Slovenia at the start of what is expected to be his last European tour, with economical concerns a cardinal issue.

He will go to the yearly US-European Union summit, where he is expected to force for a strong United States dollar and action on high combustible prices.

He is also expected to seek support for tougher fiscal countenances on Iran.

Mr Bush's week-long trip also takes him to Germany, Italy, France, the Vatican Palace and the UK.

The BBC's Oana Lungescu, at the acme locale outside the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana, states President Shrub landed in the state amid tight security measurements but small populace celebration.

As europium leadership set up to offer goodbye, they desire to concentrate on what unifies Europe and America, our letter writer says.

But on some cardinal challenges like planetary warming, no-one is expecting a breakthrough, she says, and the United States envoy extraordinary to the europium have got warned Europeans not to have any semblances that the United States place will change "magically" with a new president.

Challenges ahead

Ahead of the trip, Slovenian Foreign Curate Dimitrij Rupel made mention to the possible tensions, telling reporters: "As in all relationships, the europium and United States sometimes have got different views."

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Mr Shrub spoke of the work to be done in Afghanistan, ahead of his trip to Europe

Speaking before his departure, Mister Shrub said he would be talking about the demand to develop new engineerings to assist cut down the world's trust on dodo fuels.

The cost of oil hit a record high on Friday, coinciding with a dollar slump, plummeting share terms on Wall Street and United States unemployment agony its greatest rise in 20 years.

However, Mister Shrub expressed long-term confidence in the United States economy, saying it had continued to turn "in the human face of unprecedented challenges".

Harder line

The issue of Iran's atomic programme is also likely to be high on Mister Bush's agenda.

He will seek self-assurances from europium leadership that they will rigorously implement countenances approved by the United Nations in April, a United States functionary told Reuters news agency.

The BBC's Rodney Ian Smith states Mister Shrub will also seek to use pressure level on individual European concerns to take a harder line on Persian Banks and energy interests.

Barclays Bank, based in the UK, have already responded to United States pressure, and ended all traffic with Iran's Saderat Depository Financial Institution and Depository Financial Institution Melli.

Mr Bush's negotiation with leadership are also expected to concentrate on assistance attempts in Islamic State Of Afghanistan and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

First Lady Laura Shrub paid a visit to Islamic State Of Afghanistan at the weekend, ahead of a donors' conference in City Of Light this week.

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