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Friday, 15 June, 2001, 15:45 GMT 16:45 UK
Bush's European timetable
US President George Bush
President Bush will discuss his missile defence plans
US President George W Bush is making his first official trip to Europe. His trip takes in Madrid, a meeting with Nato leaders in Brussels and the European Union summit in Gothenburg, Sweden. He is also scheduled to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Slovenia.

Below is Mr Bush's likely schedule:

12 June:

George W Bush arrived in Madrid where he met Spanish King Juan Carlos and Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar.

Despite the inevitable protests outside the American embassy, the visit to Spain went smoothly for the US president. He was warmly welcomed by Mr Aznar though they differed over the environment, Cuba, and the death penalty.

Click here to read more about their meeting and here to see pictures from the Spanish leg of the tour.

13 June:

Mr Bush was at Nato headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday where he met Secretary General Lord Robertson and heads of state.

One of the key issues during the tour is the controversial US missile defence shield. The Americans are trying to persuade their European allies to support the initiative.

But our correspondent Jonathan Marcus says President Bush's charm offensive at Nato seems to have gone down well. Click here to read his report.

14 June:

Mr Bush moved on to Gothenburg for a summit with EU leaders.

But they failed to resolve their disagreement over the Kyoto protocol on global warming.

A joint communique issued after the summit said that while both sides recognised the need for strong leadership to reach a global solution on climate change, differences over the protocol had not been bridged.

For a full report click here. Mr Bush also met with a series of protests. Click here to see the pictures.

15 June:

Mr Bush flew Warsaw to meet President Kwasniewski at the Presidential Palace.

During his visit, Mr Bush said Russia has nothing to fear from Nato expansion towards her borders.

He was speaking ahead of a proposed meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

For a full report of Mr Bush's policy on Nato click here.

16 June:

In the morning the president will meet US embassy workers and the American Chamber of Commerce.

He is also expected to lay a wreath at the memorial for those who died in the Warsaw Uprising of 1944.

Later that morning Mr Bush will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Ljubljana, Slovenia, before heading back to the US.

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