Europe won’t give in to US threats in trade dispute – German FM
The statement came before European Commission talks with Washington on the issue. Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is due to meet President Donald Trump to discuss the imposition of US tariffs on EU steel and aluminum, and possible measures on European cars.
“We are not heading to negotiations with a pistol at our chest. I don’t think threats bring us closer to a solution,” Reuters quoted Maas as saying. “We in Europe must stick together… We will not be threatened and climb down so easily,” he told German public television.
Trump has described the bloc as a “trade foe.”