print-only banner
The White House Skip Main Navigation
In Focus
News by Date
Federal Facts
West Wing

 Home > News & Policies > June 2001

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
June 14, 2001

Remarks by the President
In Photo Opportunity at Top of the Plenary Session of the U.S.-EU Summit
Gunnebo Manor House
Goteborg, Sweden

12:24 P.M. (Local)

Q Mr. President, can you share with us your message for the European leaders?

PRESIDENT BUSH: See, Fournier asked you to ask that. (Laughter.) I haven't made up my mind who I'm calling on at the press conference yet, so if you don't behave, you may not get called.

Q And chances keep diminishing, right, sir? (Laughter.)

PRESIDENT BUSH: Did you put him up to that, Ron?

MR. FOURNIER: I'm not that smart, sir. (Laughter.)

PRESIDENT BUSH: Let me just say this - I'm honored to be the first United States President to come to Sweden, and I appreciate so very much the hospitality that we've received, and I'm so looking forward to these discussions. What the people of Sweden and Europe will realize is that mine is an administration that is deeply committed to a prosperous Europe and a whole Europe and a free Europe. And we look forward to a constructive relationship.

END 12:26 P.M. (Local)