Obama to press Europeans on growth at G20 meeting


The G20 meeting will take place Monday and Tuesday, just days after Greek voters head to the polls in what could be a repudiation of their bailout terms and the first step toward the country's expulsion from the euro. Brainard sought to play down those concerns Friday, arguing that it will take time to know the “full outcome” of the elections because Greece is a parliamentary system.

Administration officials also confirmed that Obama will have a number of one-on-one meetings with world leaders at the summit, including with host Felipe Calderon of Mexico and Vladimir Putin of Russia on Monday and Chinese President Hu Jintao on Tuesday.