PressTV-‘EU too weak to retaliate against US trade tariffs’

The European Union is unlikely to retaliate to the United States’ decision to impose harsh tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, because the bloc is too weak and suffers from discord, says a former US foreign policy adviser and diplomat.

“Will the Europeans be able to respond in a unified way to this; I think they talk a good fight but I think its very doubtful they can stand up to American pressure,” James Jatras said in an interview with Press TV on Thursday.

“They’re worthless, they’re weak, they’re cowards and they will fall into place,” Jatras said.

EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker announced Thursday that the 28-nation bloc will retaliate swiftly to Washington’s decision to impose harsh tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Wednesday the Trump administration was following through on its threat to impose metal tariffs on not just the EU, but also Canada and Mexico.

The EU bloc “will…

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