America first can’t mean Europe last! Juncker squares up to Trump over Russia sanctions

America first can’t mean Europe last! Juncker squares up to Trump over Russia sanctions
 

Mr Juncker squared up to US lawmakers after they passed a bill to penalise Russia, with implications hitting Russian energy, financial, transport and mining sectors.
The EU fears the strict penalties could hit a controversial Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline project which will connect to Germany and provide work for European companies.
The European Commission president blasted: “America First cannot mean that Europe’s interests come last.”
He added: “The US bill could have unintended unilateral effects that impact the EU’s energy security interests.”
One worry is that any European energy firm... read more

 
27 July 2017 in World News, Views: 53
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