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The Presidential Schedule:
- In the morning, President Obama takes part in G-8 plenary session on counter-terrorism.
- President Obama takes part in the G-8 plenary session on trade, tax, and transparency.
- Later, President Obama attends the G-8 working lunch on development.
- President Obama takes part in the G-8 closing session.
- In the evening, the President travels to Berlin, Germany, where he meets with German officials and deliver a speech at the Brandenburg Gate.
- In the morning, President Obama meets with German President Gauck at Schloss Bellevue.
- President Obama meets and lunches with German Chancellor Merkel at the Chancellery. There is a joint open press conference.
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- President Obama gives an address at the Brandenburg Gate. This event is open press.
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- President Obama meets with Peer Steinbrueck of the Social Democratic Party.
- In the evening, President Obama attends a dinner and reception hosted by Chancellor Merkel at Schloss Charlottenburg.
- President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama return to the United States.
The First Lady: Germany 2013
The First Lady travels to Belfast, Northern Ireland on the first leg of her trip the continue to Dublin, Ireland and finish in Berlin, Germany before returning to America.See the First Lady’s schedule.
First Lady Michelle Obama’s Trip Schedule
- President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama speaks with Northern Ireland youth at the Waterfront Convention Center.
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- First Lady Michelle Obama visits Trinity College Dublin and explore archives documenting the Obamas’ Irish ancestry.
- First Lady Michelle Obama meets with the staff and families of U.S Embassy in Dublin.
- First Lady Michelle Obama joins Fionnuala Kenny, Sabina Higgins and Irish youth, for a special performance at the historic Gaiety Theatre in Dublin.
- First Lady Michelle Obama visits the Asisi World of the Panoramas and the Berlin Wall Memorial with Professor Joachim Sauer.
- President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama return to the United States.
Previewing the President’s Trip to Northern Ireland & Germany
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Deputy National Security Advisor, Ben Rhodes, briefs on the President’s trip to Northern Ireland & Germany.
White House Schedule – Tuesday June 18, 2013
Tuesday, June 18 2013 All Times ET
3:30 AM: The President attends the second plenary session.
5:00 AM: The President accompanies G8 leaders for a family photo.
5:30 AM: The President attends the third plenary session.
7:00 AM: The President participates in a walk and talk with Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom and Taoiseach Enda Kenny of Ireland.
7:15 AM: The President attends a working lunch.
9:00 AM: The President attends a meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, President François Hollande of France, Prime Minister Enrico Letta of Italy and Prime Minister Ali Zeidan of Libya.
9:30 AM: The President attends the concluding plenary session.
10:40 AM: The President holds a bilateral meeting with President Hollande of France.
12:30 PM: The President departs Northern Ireland.
1:15 PM: The Vice President delivers remarks on reducing gun violence.
2:25 PM: The President arrives Berlin, Germany.
The G-8 Summit in Lough Erne
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Today, President Obama is in Northern Ireland for the G-8 Summit in Lough Erne, his fifth G-8 since taking office.
Following his remarks in Belfast yesterday, he held a number of meetings with world leaders ahead of the G-8, including a visit with U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron and a meeting with EU leaders on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
Together with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, President Obama announced that the United States and the European Union would launch negotiations on the trade agreement in July. The partnership will boost economic growth in the United States and the EU, as President Obama explained.
[T]he U.S.-EU relationship is the largest in the world. It makes up nearly half of global GDP. We trade about $1 trillion in goods and services each year. We invest nearly $4 trillion in each other’s economies. And all that supports around 13 million jobs on both sides of the Atlantic.
And this potentially groundbreaking partnership would deepen those ties. It would increase exports, decrease barriers to trade and investment. As part of broader growth strategies in both our economies, it would support hundreds of thousands of jobs on both sides of the ocean.
Read more about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
To mark the official start of the G-8 yesterday afternoon, President Obama participated in an arrival ceremony with other G-8 leaders, and attended the first plenary session. During their meeting, leaders discussed the global economy, and President Obama announced increased humanitarian assistance for Syria.
Later that evening, the President held a bilateral meeting with President Vladmir Putin of Russia, and took part in a working dinner with G-8 leaders. The summit and additional meetings will continue today – check back here for more updates.
For more information:
- Learn more about the President’s trip to Northern Ireland and Germany
- See the joint statements released by the United States and Russia
- See the statement from G-8 leaders on the global economy
- Fact Sheet: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
- Fact Sheet: President Obama Increases Humanitarian Assistance to Syrians
Partnership for Sustainable Communities Marks 4th Anniversary with Web-Streaming Twitter Town Hall
June 16, 2013 marks the four-year anniversary of the Partnership for Sustainable Communities, a collaboration of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Since 2009, our three federal agencies have been working together to help communities build stronger regional economies, improve their housing and transportation options, and protect the environment.
As President Obama said when the Partnership launched in 2009, “By working together, [the agencies] can make sure that when it comes to development—housing, transportation, energy efficiency—these things aren’t mutually exclusive; they go hand in hand.”
Our collaboration helps communities plan the housing, transportation and economic development they need as infrastructure for economic growth, helping them attract businesses and improve quality of life for residents.
The Partnership is a one-stop shop for communities to access federal resources that can help them become more economically and environmentally sustainable. To date, the Partnership has provided more than $4 billion in funding for projects in all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
In Bridgeport, Connecticut, for example, coordinated investments across our agencies are supporting the revitalization of the East Side neighborhood. (Read the case study; watch the video.) An EPA Environmental Justice Showcase Community Grant facilitated renewed access to the waterfront for residents. An $11 million DOT TIGER grant for multimodal transportation is helping build and upgrade roads around the East Side’s Steel Point Peninsula to prepare for redevelopment. And a HUD Regional Planning Grant helped study the opening of a proposed rail station on a cleaned-up brownfield in Bridgeport’s East End. The station will anchor the East Side redevelopment plan, leading to new business investment; mixed-use, transit-oriented development; and affordable homes. To celebrate the four-year anniversary of work on these and similar projects, the Partnership is undertaking three major activities this summer:
- EPA Acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe, HUD Deputy Secretary Maurice Jones, and DOT Deputy Secretary John Porcari will respond to your questions and comments about the Partnership in a Twitter Town Hall on Monday, June 17, 1:30 ET. Twitter users may ask questions in advance and during the Town Hall using the hashtag #sustainableqs. You may also join us through the live webstream.
- Throughout the summer, the Partnership agencies will host roundtables in Arlington, Texas; Denver, Colorado; Toms River, New Jersey; and other communities across the country. Municipal staff, community leaders, business and industry representatives, and other stakeholders will be invited to tell us about the successes and challenges of their projects—and what the Partnership can do to help.
- In July, the Partnership will host a webinar series about three of the topics on which EPA, HUD, and DOT offer coordinated support: investing in green infrastructure, creating context-sensitive streets, and integrating housing and transportation planning. See www.sustainablecommunities.gov for dates and further details.
Staff from HUD, DOT, and EPA continue to work as a team regularly to find ways to serve tribal communities, small towns, rural areas, suburbs, and cities more effectively. We feel privileged to be a part of this collaboration, and we hope that you will join us in celebrating the progress of communities across the country that are investing in a sustainable approach to economic growth.
Bob Perciasepe is acting administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Maurice Jones is deputy secretary for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
John Porcari is deputy secretary for the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Statements and Releases
June 18, 2013
Joint Statement on the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict by Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, and Franсois Hollande, President of the French Republic
President Barack Obama Sits Down with Charlie Rose 06/17/2013 (FULL INTERVIEW)
Published on Jun 17, 2013
President Barack Obama sits down with Charlie Rose for an exclusive interview at the White House. The President shares his thoughts on Iran, Syria, China. NSA leaks, and more.
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