EU kicks US to the kerb

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‘US losing world leadership, Europe can replace it’ – EU top diplomat Mogherini

European Union foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, has criticized the “unpredictable” US foreign policy under Donald Trump, and says the EU can become the main international partner of Russia, India and China.

During a Q & A during a State of the Union conference in Florence, the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs was asked if Trump’s “unpredictability” has given him an advantage in dealing with North Korea’s volatility.

“Sometimes you can play with unpredictability and predictability that can surprise… but sometimes you can also scare. And sometimes it’s too late to fix it. The European way is not that of playing,” answered Mogherini.

Mogherini said she was surprised during recent visits to Beijing, New Delhi and Moscow, that all these countries want a “strong EU” and desire closer ties “not just in economy and trade, but security and humanitarian development, climate change, and foreign policy.”

“People want to work with European Union, not because they always like us… But in this geopolitical dynamic, being predictable, reliable and strong is an added value we should use,” said Mogherini

Mogherini said that Europe could “occupy the space” that is being vacated by Washington, which has enjoyed a thorny recent relationship with Brussels, over trade, NATO funding, and immigration.

“There is an opportunity for the Europeans and the European Union to position itself as a partner to all our interlocutors in the world, be it on the big global issues where maybe Washington is losing leadership,” Mogherini said.

Mogherini’s comments comes amid the negotiations on the protracted process of Brexit, accompanied by vocal statements from both UK and EU officials.

With emotions running high on the terms of the UK-EU divorce, and a suggested hefty exit bill of up to €100 billion (£84.5 billion/US$110 billion) being discussed, both sides have been making self-assertive remarks and accusations.

Those included that of the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, who claimed the EU was trying to “affect the result of the general election” in the UK on June 8, and May being allegedly described as “living in another galaxy” after putting London’s expectations before European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker during talks in late April.

Most recently, Juncker on Friday joked that he would stop speaking English because “slowly but surely, English is losing importance.”

 

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4 Responses to "EU kicks US to the kerb"

  1. JohnZ  May 7, 2017 at 6:10 am

    America has become a moral desert. It has always been a warmongering state, controlled by the industrialists and the bankers who wage war for profit. America can also no longer claim to be the land of freedom and liberty as everyday we witness evidence to the contrary. Out of control cops who murder at will even children are not safe from the these goon thugs with badges. So why would the people of Europe not want to give America the old heave ho? America has nothing to offer the rest of the world except war, death, destruction, chaos and misery. It devours natural resources by stealing them and brutally eliminates any who gets in its way. A nation filled with self centered mindless consumers, most of whom could care less about the rest of the world and the people who struggle to even stay alive.
    The people of Germany, France, Britain and the rest deserve better than to be mistreated and threatened by the international bully known as America. Time for the Europeans to tell America to take a hike.

  2. Gary Kraut  May 7, 2017 at 4:57 am

    Some VT articles have comedy value, especially when it´s about Europe or other far away exotic lands. The laugh is not about Ian, whom I much respect, but about the Italian EU diplomat Nudelmog. Let´s explain it this way:
    There is a nest of noodles at the cabal´s HQ. Out of this nest, so far, came nudels such as Vicky Nudelman, Nicky Nudelhaley (US Amb. To UN), Gas Nudelqueen Timoshenko (Ukraine), and now Nudelmog. (This new EU position and its title are another great laugh).
    Anyway, It´s also helpful to know, that the US, the EU, the UN, NATO etc. are organisations on paper only. They have nothing much to say apart from what they are told to say by the cabal. Whether EU-Wino Junker is drunk, sober or dead does not matter. The cabal tells all what to say. This of course is a pretty tedious job and therefore, the cabal will soon only tell the jewspapers what to write and thus eventually do away completely with inept and drunken politicians and nudels.

    Now, when you follow it closely, you´ll notice that the cabal uses a rotating system, whereby this month, for instance, Nudelmog will say the US is finished, next month Nudelhaley will say that Russia is a goner, the month after, Trump will say the EU is finished and so on. No wonder Junker drinks.
    Of course all this can be done much more efficient in future when the cabal goes all jewspapers and jmedia, after chucking all reject politicians onto the shrott heap – no more laughing.

  3. wjabbe  May 6, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    Why not publish Jones salary and who pays it since it was in a court public record?

  4. Andrew_Bukanov(Russia)  May 6, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Try to fix it up, EU – try, try,try…. You have a great quantity of the mistakes done.
    P.S. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker – 100% freak and drunkard.
    Version – Boris Eltzin #2.

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