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EU leaders rebuff U.S. concern about a 'lost decade' for Europe
EU leaders rebuff U.S. concern about a 'lost decade' for Europe

European Union leaders pushed back against the Obama administration’s criticisms that Europe had failed to take decisive action to revive growth, insisting that the continent was not headed toward a “lost decade.” At an opening press conference of the Group of 20 leaders’ summit here Saturday morning, two top heads of the EU acknowledged that European economic growth had been disappointingly slow, with the 28-member union hampered by geopolitical tensions, weak exports and high private debts. At the same time, Herman Van Rompuy, president of the European Council, said that Europe had made significant strides since the financial crisis in 2008, carrying out many...

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