EU Hardens Against Trump With United Stand on Trade and Iran
by Ian Wishart, Gregory Viscusi, https://www.bloomberg.com/
* EU leaders meeting in Bulgaria focus on Trump’s challenges
* Germany, France, U.K. commit to maintaining Iran agreement
European Union leaders presented a determined front to stand up to U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats to penalize EU businesses and scupper the Iran nuclear deal.
As the bloc paved the way for retaliation, its 28 leaders meeting in the Bulgarian capital Sofia made a rare demonstration of unity in the face of what EU President Donald Tusk called the “capricious assertiveness” of the Trump administration.
Tusk told leaders over a late dinner on Wednesday that the EU will continue fighting for the rules-based international system, despite recent U.S. decisions on climate change, tariffs and on Iran, according to an EU official present. On trade, all agreed to back the…
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