United States President Barack Obama is meeting with leaders of European Union member states in the White House as he hosts his administration's first

. Main points on the summit's agenda include climate change, economic recovery and growth, effective delivery of aid to developing countries and several foreign policy issues, including Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and the Middle East.

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    Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.