Report: Obama praises Germany ahead of Merkel visit

June 6, 2011 03:30


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WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama praised Germany's environment policies and success at taming unemployment in an interview released on Sunday ahead of Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to Washington.

In an interview with German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel, Obama said the United States could learn lessons from Germany about connecting environmental and economic policies.

"Germany's commitment to the environment is admirable, and there are things we can learn from Berlin about how becoming greener can actually push economic growth," he said, according to a transcript provided by the paper.

Washington and Europe have not always agreed on the best way to boost global economic growth as the world struggled with recession and financial crisis. Merkel has pushed for fiscal austerity, while Obama was an advocate for stimulus spending.

Obama referred to those differences while praising the results that Germany has achieved.

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