The U.S. defended itself forcefully against claims that it had neglected Europe.
"Expectations were probably so high that they could not have been met when you looked at the European response to the election," a senior official in the Administration said.
The view from Washington is that communication with Europe on a range of crucial issues is difficult because the EU still lacks "a clear foreign policy apparatus."
So... are you not willing to support your earlier claim? Can you provide details on how the GOP thwarted Obama's efforts on three of the issues in the OP?