Don't forget jobs
Obama backs E.U. on economy
President Obama struck a domestic tone on Friday, telling Portugal’s prime minister that his country’s advancements in clean energy technology, like electric cars, can lead to jobs in the United States.
Speaking to reporters in Lisbon after meeting with Prime Minister Jose Socrates, Obama called the partnership “an example of what Portugal and America can achieve together.”
Obama added more generally: “The prime minister has committed himself to a very vigorous package of economic steps, and we are going to be working with all of Europe as well as Portugal in support of these efforts, and we want to say how much we appreciate some of the work that you are doing.”
POLITICO's Josh Gerstein reports from Lisbon that Obama then arrived at the Park of Nations for the first meetings of the NATO summit. He was greeted by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and joined leaders gathered inside the hall. The meeting site in Lisbon hosted the 1998 World's Fair, also known as Expo '98.