EU Foreign Ministers To Gather To Grapple With Trump Impact
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign ministers are in Brussels today, puzzling over the impact of Donald Trump's surprise presidential win.
Questions include the impact of Trump's election on trans-Atlantic ties and whether it will complicate relations with an increasingly belligerent Russia.
At informal dinner talks in Brussels, well away from the media, the ministers will debate how many of Trump's campaign announcements — like isolationist positions on security, his rejection of international trade pacts and refusal to criticize Russian President Vladimir Putin — might translate into real policy.
Before the dinner, EU diplomats were at a loss to explain Trump's stunning victory or understand yet what it might really mean.
Giovanni Grevi, senior fellow at the European Policy Centre think tank, said that "cooperation between Europe and the U.S. will not become impossible, but it will become much more difficult."
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