Does Europe Still Heart Obama?

This week’s G-20 summit will test the continent’s love fest with Barack Obama. Note to Prez: Along with stimulus plans, take flowers and candy.

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European nations may not exactly love Obama right now. But they need him. Germany, for one, cannot deny that its export economy is dependent on a global rescue. The honeymoon may, indeed, be over. But as in any lasting relationship, sometimes pragmatism and realism trump puppy love.

Rose-Anne Clermont is a Berlin-based journalist.