- The Washington Times - Sunday, April 5, 2009

PRAGUE (AP) - The European Union says it has been pulling together as a bloc and joining forces with the United States to deal with the consequences of the global economic downturn.

European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso says “we are working together” with Washington to find the best way out of the crisis.

Barroso says the 27-nation bloc has demonstrated “European unity, and in a certain sense, global unity” as it scrambles to respond to the meltdown.

Barroso described the EU’s ties with the United States as “by far the most important economic relationship in the world,” with $2 billion per day spent trading in goods and services.

He spoke Sunday to reporters after President Barack Obama’s summit with EU leaders in Prague.

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