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European Council president includes United States as a threat to Europe

European Council president includes United States as a threat to Europe

The president of the European Council on Tuesday branded the U.S. a threat, as the backlash against the Trump administration’s stance on issues such as immigration, NATO and European sovereignty intensified across the continent.

In a harshly worded open letter to 27 European Union heads of state, Donald Tusk said “worrying declarations” by the new administration were helping make the EU’s future “highly unpredictable.” 

Tusk, who heads the council that defines EU priorities, said the external threat posed by the U.S. administration was among geopolitical conditions that include an assertive China, especially on the seas, Russian aggression...

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