EU COMMISSION President Jean-Claude Juncker is set for a tense meeting with Donald Trump in a bid to hammer out a trade deal. The US President has imposed tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from the European Union, Canada and Mexico as part of his ‘America First’ policy. Ahead of the Trump – Juncker talks, the EU is drawing up a hit list of £17billion of U.S. goods to be slapped with duties if Washington escalates the trade war by imposing tariffs on cars. Eurocrat Juncker and the brash billionaire Trump have met several times and their differing backgrounds are reported to have made the meetings tense. Two weeks ago the US president called the EU America's 'foe' while Juncker described his tariffs as ‘stupid’. “The negotiating view of Donald Trump is unconditional surrender of the other side,” Ivo Daalder, US ambassador to NATO during the Obama administration told Politico. “If you’re a betting person, it’s not going … [Read more...] about Donald Trump welcomes EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker to hammer out trade tariff deal just weeks after branding the bloc America’s ‘foe’
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World Donald Trump Trade War European Union The Trump administration seems to think Jean Claude-Juncker will turn up for talks in Washington on Wednesday waving a white flag, handing an early victory to America in the trade war it launched against the European Union (E.U.). If so, officials are in for disappointment. President Trump wants the E.U. to fully open its market to American firms, removing all tariffs, barriers, and subsidies in a reciprocal deal. He believes the E.U. is “ripping off” America and cites the large goods trade deficit as evidence. Larry Kudlow, director of the National Economic Council and one of Trump’s most senior advisers, said he understood the European Commission president will be “bringing a very important free trade offer," CNBC reported. Recommended Slideshows 76 The Most Powerful Military Forces in the World 59 The 25 Most Powerful Passports in the World 61 Every World Press Photo Winner Ever: 60 Images That … [Read more...] about Can Jean Claude-Juncker End Trump’s Trade War With Europe?
TOP Eurocrat Jean-Claude Juncker is regularly seen drinking GIN at work, a bombshell report claims. The European Commission president drinks glasses of spirits disguised as water, according to Brussels insiders. And he allegedly leaves all the actual work to his deputy - a hardline civil servant who's nicknamed "The Monster". French journalist Jean Quatremer has compiled a dossier of claims against Mr Juncker in the Spectator. One ex-journalist told him: "When a bailiff brings him a glass of water at a council of ministers, we all know it's gin." Mr Quatremer adds that Mr Juncker is said to be "a bit too fond of the bottle". The Eurocrat is alleged to have handed over most of his responsibilities to Martin Selmayr, the European Commission's secretary-general. Mr Selmayr's brutal work ethic and uncompromising stance have earned him the nickname of "The Monster". Mr Quatremer says: "The deterioration of Juncker combined with the power of Selmayr indicates an unusual set-up with the … [Read more...] about Top Eurocrat Jean-Claude Juncker ‘swigs gin instead of water and lets his aide run the EU’
JEAN Claude Juncker is the current President of the European Commission. But how did he get the job, who is he, and what has he said about Brexit? Here's our lowdown... Who is Jean Claude Juncker? Jean Claude Juncker is a Luxembourgish politician and current President of the European Commission. He was born in Redange, Luxembourg, and grew up in Belvaux. He is fluent in Luxembourgish, French, German, and English. He was the 23rd Prime Minsiter of Luxembourg, and served as the country's Minister for Finances from 1989 to 2009. When did he become President of the European Commission? Jean Claude Juncker was appointed President of the European Commission in 2014. Prior to that he served as Prime Minister of Luxembourg from 1995 to 2013. In May 2017, Mr Juncker faced awkward questions after it was claimed he was drunk during a United Nation's peace summit in Geneva, Switzerland. Diplomatic sources told The Sun at the time the EU Commission chief was "very visibly" drunk. 'GETTING ON WITH … [Read more...] about How old is Jean-Claude Juncker, when did he become President of the European Commission and what has he said about Brexit?
JEAN-CLAUDE Juncker faced accusations that he was drunk at a major UN peace summit back in May 2017. Mr Juncker, one of the most powerful men in the EU, has repeatedly denied he has a drinking problem, calling it an "insulting" allegation. Here's what we know. Why did Jean-Claude Juncker deny being an alcoholic? In May 2017, Mr Juncker faced awkward questions after it was claimed he was drunk during a United Nation's peace summit in Geneva, Switzerland. Diplomatic sources told The Sun at the time the EU Commission chief was "very visibly" drunk. The talks were aimed at reducing years of tension between Turkey and Greece over Cyprus. A diplomatic source told The Sun: “It was clear Juncker was very well refreshed. “He was bumping around into things, and going up to junior members of staff for conversations. “It was odd behaviour, and a little bit embarrassing for everyone”. A spokeswoman for Mr Juncker would only say: "We understand that the British press is … [Read more...] about Is Jean-Claude Juncker an alcoholic? EU President who has repeatedly denied allegations of drinking problem