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Donald Trump downgrades EU status in the US without any warning

 

The European Union discovered its status in the US had been downgraded by Donald Trump without any warning or notification, EU officials revealed. The President’s snub means EU diplomats in Washington are less likely to be invited to high-profile events and will be given less importance than they had under former president Barack Obama. Trump’s decision to put ‘America First’ is said to reflect growing tensions between the US and Europe. The president openly supports Brexit and last year described the EU as one of his greatest ‘foes’.

German broadcaster Deutsche Welle first discovered the downgrading and an EU official said it was most evident at the funeral of former US president George HW Bush, when Europe’s envoy was among the last diplomats to be called to pay respects. A Commission spokeswoman declined to give any details but told a press breifing: ‘We understand that there was a recent change in the way the diplomatic precedence list is implemented by the United States’ protocol. Read more

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Donald Trump downgrades EU status in the US without any warning

The European Union discovered its status in the US had been downgraded by Donald Trump without any warning or notification, EU officials revealed. The President’s snub means EU diplomats in Washington are less likely to be invited to high-profile events and will be given less importance than they had under former president Barack Obama. Trump’s decision to put ‘America First’ is said to reflect growing tensions between the US and Europe. The president openly supports Brexit and last year described the EU as one of his greatest ‘foes’.

Donald Trump downgrades EU’s status in the US without any warning

The European Union discovered its status in the US had been downgraded by Donald Trump without any warning or notification, EU officials revealed. The President’s snub means EU diplomats in Washington are less likely to be invited to high-profile events and will be given less importance than they had under former president Barack Obama. Trump’s decision to put ‘America First’ is said to reflect growing tensions between the US and Europe. The president openly supports Brexit and last year described the EU as one of his greatest ‘foes’.