May 5th, 2010
11:50 AM ET
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Biden to discuss economy, security in Europe trip

 Vice President Biden has departed on a four-day trip to Europe to discuss key economic and security issues, the White House announced Wednesday.
Vice President Biden has departed on a four-day trip to Europe to discuss key economic and security issues, the White House announced Wednesday.

Washington (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden has departed on a four-day trip to Europe to discuss key economic and security issues, the White House announced Wednesday.

The vice president will travel to Belgium and Spain from Wednesday to Saturday to "consult with the leaders of NATO, the European Union, Belgium and Spain on critical strategic, security and economic issues," according to a White House statement.

Among other things, Biden will deliver a major address to the European Parliament on cooperation between the United States and the European Union.


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  1. mel

    Its obvious the media donot want the Democrats to bring up immigration,because it hurts the Gop bigtime,the media keep telling Democrats immigration is going to hurt you guys in November,but the truth is immigration is going to destroy the Gop,how can the Gop win back the House or Senate when 82% of latinos is now supporting the Democrats,how can the Gop win anything with those kind of numbers.Lastweek the Gop was scared to death,u didnot see one Gop leader come out in public to discuss the immigration law in ARZ,what is wrong with the Democrats can they see this,can they see how much the Gop is scared of talking immigration,the media dont want the Democrats to even bring up immigration because the media knows the Gop wont win anything in November,in that wont make for good news.

    May 5, 2010 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  2. David

    These trips like this are bad news. When you see a US leader is conferring with the EU you should know this. There is a group of leaders that want to make their own EU here and, of course, it will be run by the bankers and corporations as usual.

    May 5, 2010 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  3. S Callahan

    He has his hands full..considering many are worried over the current depreciation of the euro..... watch for shoes Joe, and duck!

    May 5, 2010 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  4. deb0155

    Discuss economic and security issues?! Give me a break! No one from this country should be discussing either one of those subjects. Our government is a failure at both. Our country is suffering economically and security wise – we almost had another terrorist attack in New York – our borders are not secure (of course, we have to pander to being "politically correct"), our major cities have more crime rates than ever before. Believe me, I live in Chicago, Illinois – we have more murders, beatings (the two college-aged women who were beaten with a baseball bat in the Bucktown area – one of which was an exchange student from Ireland), rapes – you name it – we have it here in Chicago – and it's not letting up! So for our Vice President to go and talk to anyone or any country about these two issues is a mockery within itself!

    May 5, 2010 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  5. Fair is Fair

    Stay there Biden... Please, just stay there.

    Buffoon.

    May 5, 2010 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  6. Enough

    Biden is such a clown, gotta wonder why they are letting him open his mouth again.............to get his foot out from the last time he spoke? Distraction from the real mess Obama is making? The choice of Biden was Obama's first mistake and we should have all figured out then that he was pretty clueless.

    May 5, 2010 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  7. Bill

    So old Limber lips has been let loose...I hope for the country's sake he has the zipper on his lips oiled and it is in good working order. This guy can be such a embarrassment that it defies logic.

    May 5, 2010 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  8. MAD 'MAX' TEXAN

    OH BOY! now here come some remarks from an itelligent man. Ha, Ha. People go to the Zoo you will learn more on the economy.

    May 5, 2010 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  9. Lee, Ann Arbor Michigan

    Biden is useless and just a total joke.

    In fact, the whole Obama administration is useless.

    May 5, 2010 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  10. walleye

    I need to laugh when I hear people calling Biden “limber lips” or “clown” or being an “embarrassment.” How quickly you forget the “mission accomplished” statement by the biggest buffoon we ever had in the White House. Jay Leno had so much material poking fun at this moronic puppet that he still brings it up. Biden may have loose lips, but he has something Bush never did – intelligence.

    May 5, 2010 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  11. Wow

    This is very scary news.

    May 5, 2010 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  12. Ron in California

    Don't we have a Secretary of State who should be doing this kind of stuff??? Biden is a bafoon.

    May 5, 2010 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  13. Fitz in Texas

    Did he learn how to drop the 'F' bomb in their language? Hope not.

    Wonder how he'll sell us down the road this time.

    May 5, 2010 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  14. Anonymous

    He is a big improvement to Darth Vader and the people in Europe respect our president and vice president. The VP is good man and you guys can't stand it that he and the president are actually liked around the world. Our governement is not a failure either in economic or security issues. This administration kept us from an economic catastrophy and are doing a good job when it comes to security. Just like we couldn't stop Timothy McVay, we could not stop this latest attempt in NY.

    May 5, 2010 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |