Trump needs to learn about Europe: Juncker

Written by on November 12, 2016 in Europe, World - Comments Off on Trump needs to learn about Europe: Juncker
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EU Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker has warned that the election of Donald Trump presents risks, and that the president-elect has much to learn about Europe. World leaders have generally tried to be more conciliatory.

In an unusually candid assessment of the post-election situation, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday that Donald Trump was ignorant of the EU and how it worked.

Juncker said it was up to the bloc to teach the future US president about Europe and its values. He highlighted a statement made by Trump earlier this year in which he appeared to suggest that Belgium, which hosts the EU and NATO headquarters, was a city.

“The election of Trump poses the risk of upsetting intercontinental relations in their foundation and in their structure,” Juncker told a gathering of students at a conference in Luxembourg.

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