US presidential elections and the EU leaders’ statement

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Statement by José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, and Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, on the US presidential elections

“We have the pleasure of extending our warm congratulations to President Obama on his re-election as President of the United States of America. The United States is a key strategic partner of the European Union and we look forward to continuing the close cooperation established with President Obama over these last four years, to further strengthening our bilateral ties and to jointly addressing global challenges, including in the fields of security and economy.

Creation of growth and jobs remains a priority for both the US and the EU and we will continue to work with President Obama to unlock the unparalleled potential of the transatlantic market. We are also ready to continue our intense cooperation in foreign policy issues and in the promotion of our common values. We look forward to meeting President Obama at an early date in order to reconfirm our priorities and provide renewed impetus to our joint action.” European Commission Memo ( MEMO/12/841).

The EUI Library has several books on President Obama and U.S. Presidential elections, including the following:

Confidence men : Wall Street, Washington, and the education of a president by Ron Suskind
New York : Harper, 2011
Shelfmark: LIB 332.12 SUS



Overreach : leadership in the Obama presidency by George C. Edwards III
Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2012
Shelfmark: LIB 320.97309051 EDW



The 2008 U.S. Presidential Elections : a story in four acts edited by Erik Jones and Salvatore Vas
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
Shelfmark: LIB 324.9730931 JON