In June 2011 a summit appointment was held at Camp David. At the end of it many world leaders went to their helicopters to leave, but the U.S. President, Barack Obama, did his habitual action. He had an unofficial but extremely serious conversation with the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, to discuss the summit. Ms. Merkel said that her country was not ready to take measures needed to stop debt problems in Europe. The euro collapse may fail to improve the current challenging situation in the United States and block Mr. Obama’s plans of his re-election. So the president decided to cooperate with Ms. Merkel, who did not agree to introduce American-style assistance and financial stimulus in Europe.
This year the leaders will meet at the G-20 summit appointment held on June 18 in Mexico as the European stakes are expected to be higher than they were in May. On June 17, Greece held elections, which would possibly lead to the country’s removal from the European currency union and Mr. Obama’s failure to make his case on time. Ms. Merkel does not seem to follow the president’s advice any more. On June 14, she addressed to the German Parliament and said that Berlin would not rescue Europe from the problem. She also declined requests to make euro bonds because they would cause the country to suffer from the Mediterranean debt troubles.
Mr. Obama and Ms. Merkel have talked to each other more than 12 times over the telephone, 2 times via video conference, and 3 times face to face in 2012. According to Michael Froman, a deputy security consultant of the USA, the chancellor always tells exactly her goals and the president respects her for that. Benjamin J. Rhodes, a deputy security consultant for strategic communications also added that they had similar traits of being outsiders, which made their cooperation differ from those with other world leaders. The peak of their relations was in 2011, when Mr. Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom Ms. Merkel.
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