Obama faces new dynamic with Europe at G7 summit in Germany




 
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June 7th, 2015  
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Topic: Obama faces new dynamic with Europe at G7 summit in Germany


By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When President Barack Obama attends the Group of Seven summit in Germany on Sunday, he will join fellow leaders who are growing accustomed to a new dynamic in the transatlantic relationship: less direction from Washington, more demands on Europe. In responding to Russia's intervention in Ukraine, the crisis in Libya and efforts to advance Middle East peace, European leaders have stepped up their role after a real or perceived sense that the United States was drawing back. Some privately express frustration at what they view as reluctance by the Obama administration to get involved.




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