Juncker urged to reduce tension in relations between the European Union and the United States

© AP Photo / Virginia Maapreciate of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker at a press conference at the EU summit in Brussels. 29 Jun 2018Juncker urged to reduce tension in relations between the European Union and the United States© AP Photo / Virginia Mayo

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker during his visit to the US will represent the point of view of the EU and believes that it is necessary to reduce the intensity of the relations between the European Union and Washington.

«I’ll go to Washington and represent the European point of view… We need to degradational these relationships. Us and the US needs this relationship. I’m not sure that we will find agreement between the EU and the US, but we try», — he said at a press conference after the summit of EU heads of state.

USA, justifying its steps by reasons of national security, in March imposed import duties on steel supplies in the amount of 25% aluminum — 10%. In relation to the EU they have entered into force in June. The EU, in response, went in three directions. The European Commission opened on 1 June, a dispute in the WTO, then from 22 June introduced additional duties of 25% on import of certain goods from US to EU for a rebalancing of the situation in the framework of WTO rules. EK said about the possibility to introduce protective measures in the steel market of the European Union if there is additional influx of imports to the EU because of the closure of the US market.

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