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Britain and France snub EU’s emergency Trump meeting
12:28, 14 November 2016
Britain and France snub EU’s emergency Trump meeting

Split highlights difficulty EU faces coordinating response to US presidential election

12:28, 14 November 2016

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Britain and France declined to attend the gathering demanded by Berlin and Brussels on Sunday night. The bloc’s two main military powers snubbed a contentious EU emergency meeting to align the bloc’s approach to Donald Trump’s election, exposing rifts in Europe over the US vote, reported by the Financial Times.

It is noted that the Europeans were going to “send a signal of what the EU expects” from Mr Trump, however the representatives of the UK and France disparaged the meeting, exposing EU difficulties in coordinating response to US presidential election.

Related: Polish Foreign Minister: Trump is not EU's issue

It is also noted that German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier intended to demonstrate that the EU was capable of rapid response when it came to foreign policy.

Previously, the EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy Federica Mogherini announced that  the EU Policy regarding Ukraine will not change after Donald Trump becomes a president in the USA.

The Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine Dmitro Shymkiv has also made a statement that Ukraine will cooperate with Donald Trump in case of his victory.

Related: Trump meets Farage in New York

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