His quest for more forces in Afghanistan, headway on continental missile defense may gain ground in Bucharest.
Ahead of a major summit April 2-4, Germany is leading the opposition against their accession.
An international agency's report says 40 percent of aid destined for Afghans is spent on overhead costs.
High-level talks on contentious issues such as missile defense had a markedly different tone from past rhetoric.
The rapid rise in commuter traffic to and from Budapest is creating Los Angeles-style smog.
ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steel company, has revived the mill with a $280 million investment.