The Transatlantic Partnership risks splitting

There is a crack in the Transatlantic Partnership; Europe and the USA may gradually become enemies, RISS expert Oksana Petrovskaya pointed out. The EU summit in Sofia was dedicated to the problems of the Western Balkans. However, it can be concluded that current events and new threats to the EU replaced the originally stated theme of the meeting.

According to the President of the European Council Donald Tusk, there is a new threat to the EU – the U.S. policy. A lot of people have been talking about the unpredictable Trump’s actions which threaten the EU. “Tusk delivered a fiery speech to the European Union to unite in the face of this threat. He emphasized that with friends like the USA, there is no need for enemies,” RISS expert said.

RISS expert believes that common problems facing the European Union can unite Europe. All the leaders also demonstrated solidarity and friendship during the summit. They were very concerned about the U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Iran and trade relations with Washington. Europeans will try to protect their firms, which may suffer from sanctions, and they will think about the laws that could help their firms to cope with the current situation. The summit participants claimed that Europe shouldn’t negotiate with the USA with a gun pointed at its head.

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