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March 31, 2009
Posted: 1457 GMT

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Kenneth ,Barcelona.   March 31st, 2009 4:19 pm ET

This Meeting is a steping stone for Obama administration,European leaders should try and give the new administration a chance.They should also try an utilise this medium to voice economic plans not puting all the blames on the U.S alone.

Tommy   March 31st, 2009 4:47 pm ET

Not even because of Sarkozys threat to leave, who is Sarkozy? french leader and not european leader. i mean this meeting isn´t gonna bring anything concreate for what i can see happening now in financial market mostly here in Germany where unemployment ´level is growing daily.

Nevertheless my hope is that the profile of President Obama is gonna do something different to what we saw in the past administration.
Tommy Germany

Terje   March 31st, 2009 4:47 pm ET

Sadly we live in a world where leaders have the gift of the speach,but they are totally helpless when it comes to do something concrete.
I heard them all on TV,and those words wont help us at all.
They are just telling us something we already know., but doing
nothing about it.... nothing....

Terje
Norway

Michel   March 31st, 2009 4:49 pm ET

Sarkozy never used the threat (to leave the meeting) during the many unsuccessfull EU meetings. Why did he use this strategy during the EU meetings?
This threat is apparently not supported by Germany nor UK.
Sarkozy' behaviour is giving a very poor EU image to the rest of the world.

joseph, France   March 31st, 2009 4:55 pm ET

Who is this Sarkozy guy? Well, I think he is a political opportunist of the highest order. Nothing concrete will be achieved because these so called world leaders will all be politically posturing and blaming America instead of solving the real problems. By the way, why is Africa not mentioned by these world leaders only eastern Europe? Bunch of power-greedy racist opportunists who will all go to hell!!!

Peter   March 31st, 2009 5:05 pm ET

Irrespective of Mr Sarkozy's decision, I don't think anything concrete could be achieved at the G-20 summit.... except creating jobs for the people helping to organize the meeting.... caterers, etc.

Peter
Taichung, Taiwan

Don   March 31st, 2009 5:16 pm ET

After reviewing the poll results, maybe the Leaders of the G20 should stay home and work on their own economy. Still have the meeting (talking is better than not talking), but send a high level official.

Adrien   April 2nd, 2009 4:13 pm ET

I am french and I do support my player on the international board game.
So if Sarkozy is sayin that there is a risk that he'll turn out, before initial time, the summit I say let us give him this chance, wait and see as they say.

From Obama and US point of view I will consider that they have more to hope than us at this occasion, should we remember that US government already has proposed not one but two economic plan ?

Best regards from Europe 🙂

Johan   April 3rd, 2009 2:07 pm ET

I didn't think anything good would come out of the summit. In all fairness though, i must admit the results at least seem te be much better then expected. Maybe maybe maybe, this could be the beginning of the end of the crisis!

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