Hollande said that the trump is a «challenge» for the EU

The administration of new US President Donald trump is a «challenge» for the European Union, especially in the field of Commerce, said Friday French President Francois Hollande. About it reports «Interfax-Ukraine».

«Let us speak frankly, are the challenges the American administration, it concerns the rules of trade and what is our position to resolve conflicts in the world,» he told reporters in Berlin during a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

«Of course, we must engage in dialogue with Donald trump, because the Americans chose him as their President, but we have to do it, considering the European persuasion, and the benefit of our own interests and values,» said Hollande.

In turn, Merkel, without mentioning the name trump, said that «the global conditions are changing rapidly and in a dramatic direction.»

«We have to respond to these new challenges for the protection of a free society and free trade, and to confront economic challenges,» she said.

Recall, January 20, trump took the oath of President in Washington and officially became President of the United States. Later, the White house has published the program of the new administration. The program trump the planned US withdrawal from the TRANS-Pacific partnership and willingness to go if necessary, of much greater importance to the countries of the North American free trade area (NAFTA) with Mexico and Canada.

In addition, the new team intends to deport illegal immigrants with criminal records, and for «installation of barrier on the path of banditry, violence and drugs» confirms the intention to build a wall on the border with Mexico.




Hollande said that the trump is a «challenge» for the EU 27.01.2017

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