Donald Trump threatens with 'serious' economic damage for the European Union

US President Donald Trump is in danger of "serious" economic pain if the EU does not negotiate with the United States on trade relations between the two countries.


US President Donald Trump is in danger of "serious" economic pain if the EU does not negotiate with the United States on trade relations between the two countries.

Trump made the statement Thursday when he received Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar at the White House. According to the American president, it has been "very difficult" in recent years to negotiate with the EU on trade in recent years.

"They didn't want to talk to President Obama, and they didn't want to talk to us about that either," Trump said Thursday afternoon. "If they don't want to talk to us right now, we will cause serious economic damage. We will then levy import tariffs on many European products."

Since President Trump took office, the US and the EU have clashed in the area of ​​trade. He complained that mutual trade is too much for Europeans. To restore the balance, he imposed duties on imports of steel and aluminum from the EU into the United States in May.

The EU and the US have negotiated the scrapping of imported taxes, but they have been stopped because the US also wants to include agricultural products in the negotiations. The EU has refused so far.

On Thursday, the European Parliament voted against a motion to continue negotiations with Washington. This step has created additional trade tensions.

ref: nunl

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