The plan of Berlin, according to which all EU countries must determine the approach block to Donald Trump as President of the United States, failed after the foreign Ministers of the two leading military powers of the EU — Britain and France — refused to attend that meeting in Brussels, writes The Financial Times.
As the newspaper notes, such a “split” identified the lack of coordination between EU countries in what response they should send Trump, questioned the U.S. commitment to NATO and the hints of rapprochement with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The head of the British foreign office explained its refusal to participate in the meeting because she creates an atmosphere of panic, and his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault, chose to remain in Paris to meet with the new UN Secretary General. The meeting also did not go, and Hungarian foreign Minister Peter Siyyarto.
EU countries will discuss the issues on the agenda scheduled for Monday the meeting of foreign Ministers, where Johnson and Ayrault will be present, notes the FT.
Last weekend, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has warned the US and the EU about the undesirability of discussing the issues of defence “alone.”
Republican Donald trump has been elected the 45th President of the United States after the elections, which took place on 8 November. Loser Trump the democratic candidate Hillary Clinton conceded defeat.