Special council meeting of EU heads of diplomacy planned for Sunday
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    Special council meeting of EU heads of diplomacy planned for Sunday

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    A special council meeting in Brussels on Sunday will permit discussion of Europe's stance with the US, in preparation for Donald Trump taking up the US presidency in January.
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    The German Minister for Foreign Affairs indicated yesterday (Wednesday) that a special council meeting of the heads of EU diplomacy would take place. This follows Donald Trump’s surprise victory in the American presidential election.

    The meeting will take place in Brussels, on the eve of an ordinary council.

    Prior to this announcement, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, had indicated that the European Union was going to “continue to work” with the United States.

    This comes after the victory of the populist Republican, Donald Trump.

    Germany, through its Chancellor, Angela Merkel, yesterday warned Mr Trump that a future “close relationship” between their countries should be based around common democratic values.

    She also reminded the President Elect of his “duties” on the world stage.

    The German foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, said he expected “more difficult times ahead” at international level, after the arrival of the American billionaire (as he claims to be himself, however he has refused to disclose his tax returns) in the White House.

    Lars Andersen
    The Brussels Times