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Looks like U.S. President Barack Obama will meet with his “European counterparts” (at least in terms of pay, they’re on par), Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso and the President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy, after all. A NATO summit in Lisbon on 20 November will be used to make up for the Obama Snub earlier this year.

“Presidents Van Rompuy and Barroso are looking forward to this opportunity to meet again with President Obama to reaffirm the transatlantic agenda and advance EU-U.S. cooperation on issues of mutual concern,” the Commission said today.

Now, the big question is: who will get the opportunity to shake the great man’s hand first?

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