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Europe pins its hopes on Obama

June 3: Europe is pinning its hopes for better transatlantic relations on a presidential win by Barack Obama, says Timothy Garton Ash, professor of European studies at St Antony's College, Oxford. In discussion with James Blitz, FT diplomatic editor, he says there is now a strong Atlanticist consensus within a larger EU, but wide differences with the US remain over trade and climate change. He adds that Britain could continue to be "the odd man out".