Juncker's bid to prevent Trump car clash

The European Commission chief goes to Washington armed with a proposal for talks on a 'plutilateral' trade deal among major car exporters, but it doesn’t even have the support of all EU governments

25th July, 2018
Jean-Claude Juncker goes to Washington. Pic: Getty

The last time Donald Trump met European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker he called the Luxembourger “a brutal killer”. Recounting the incident to Bavaria’s regional parliament a few days afterward, Juncker said he thought it had been meant as a compliment, “but I’m not so sure”.

The exchange could apply to Trump’s relationship with the European Union as a whole, a point probably not lost on Juncker as...

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