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Highlights of Bush's trip to Europe

Highlights of Bush's trip to Europe

A day-by-day look at U.S. President George W. Bush's trip June 9-16 to Europe. It is intended to strengthen the trans-Atlantic partnership between the United States and European nations:
Monday, June 9:
_Departs Washington for Kranj, Slovenia.
Tuesday, June 10:
_Meets separately with Slovenia's president, Danilo Turk, and prime minister, Janez Jansa, and then European Union leaders, at Brdo Castle. Participates in the U.S.-EU summit.
_Has dinner with German's chancellor, Angela Merkel, in Meseberg, Germany.
Wednesday, June 11:
_Meets with Merkel and holds a news conference.
Thursday, June 12:
_Meets with Italy's president, Giorgio Napolitano, at the presidential Quirinale Palace in Rome.
_Meets with Italy's premier, Silvio Berlusconi, at the premier's office, Palazzo Chigi, and holds a news conference.
Friday, June 13:
_Meets with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican.
_Speaks to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris.
_Has dinner with France's president, Nicolas Sarkozy, at Elysee Palace.
Saturday, June 14:
_Meets with Sarkozy and holds a news conference.
_Visits a U.S. military cemetery in the Paris suburb of Suresnes and then Mont Valerien, home to a French World War II memorial.
Sunday, June 15:
_Visits Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle.
_Has dinner with Britain's prime minister, Gordon Brown, at 10 Downing Street in London.
Monday, June 16:
_Expected to visit Belfast, Northern Ireland, to hail the power-sharing agreement between Protestants and Catholics after decades of strife.
_Return to Washington.