Europa, Europa

By Caitlin Taylor

Mar 31, 2009 11:50am

LONDON — French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde told the BBC that the French delegation will walk away from the G-20 economic summit if the nation’s demands for stricter financial regulation are not met.

"Yes, we will," Christine Lagarde told "Hardtalk." "President Sarkozy was very clear on that front. He said that ‘if the deliverables are not there, I won’t sign the communiqué. … It means walking away."

President Obama faces perhaps his toughest audience this week — world leaders.  A far cry from the rapturous 200,000 Berliners who came to see then-candidate Obama speak last summer.

Now he is President Obama and for many he is the face of American capitalism that many blame for the current global economic woes.

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– jpt

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