EU Commission president warns Trump may trigger trade war

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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has warned that EU relations with the United States are at historic lows because of the policies of the new president, Donald Trump.

In an interview with Bild am Sonntag newspaper, Juncker raised concerns that the Trump administration could impose punitive tariffs on European products, causing the EU to do the same with US products.

“A trade war would neither be in Europe’s nor the USA’s interests,” he told the German publication.

The EU Commission president further criticized Trump for welcoming Brexit and urging other EU members to follow Britain’s example in leaving the bloc.

He added the policy shows the Republican president has “an uncanny approach” toward the relations with the European Union.

Europe “must take the protectionist rhetoric of the Trump administration seriously and be prepared,” Juncker said.

Trump has raised serious concerns about the future of free trade and has promised…

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