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EU leader condemns US ‘road to hell’

European Union hopes for a new era in relations with the US were thrown into chaos on Wednesday when the holder of the EU presidency condemned American remedies for the global recession as “the road to hell”.

Barely a week before Barack Obama is due to arrive in Europe on his first official visit as US president, Mirek Topolanek, the Czech Republic’s prime minister, put the 27-nation EU on a collision course with Washington.

His attack compounded the confusion that has engulfed EU policy after the Czech leader lost a no-confidence vote in the country’s parliament on Tuesday, forcing him to offer his government’s resignation midway through its six-month EU presidency.

Mr Topolanek said EU leaders had been disturbed at a summit in Brussels last week to hear calls from Tim Geithner, the US Treasury secretary, for more aggressive policies to fight the global downturn.

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Originally posted on FT.com

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  1. November 4, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    Interestingly, Angela Merkel referred to the EU as a partner of the US in her remarks in a joint session of Congress. If u r interested, see http://euandus3.wordpress.com/2009/11/03/the-eu-as-a-partner-for-the-us/

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