European Union Points out Differences with the United States
15 de febrero de 2017, 18:02Brussels, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The High Representative of the Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs Policy and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, pointed out differences with the United States, after her recent visit to that country, according to reports today.
In an interview with regional media outlets, Mogherini marked differences with the US Government regarding migratory issues, specifically the temporary veto by President Donald Trump to entry into his country of citizens from several nations with Muslim majority.
'That is not the European way. We will continue to work with all those countries. We will not make decisions in the interest of nationalities (...). We do not believe in walls. They do not work,' said the head of the European diplomacy.
She also said the EU is managing the migratory with collaboration, economic alternatives, analysis of the causes of the problem, 'because Europe needs migrants. The European economy would be in serious trouble without them, the same as the US economy,' the official added.
The Middle East issue is another point in which Mogherini sees clear differences. She showed concern about Washington's interest in moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, something that in her opinion, could spark off a conflict in the Arab world.
'We have to continue in an international framework and not that the United States talk to Israel and the EU talks to Palestine,' she said.
About wishes expressed by Trump of negotiating a bilateral trade agreement with the United Kingdom, the community representative clarified that the UK is still a EU member and 'no State can negotiate trade agreements with other countries, because that is the best way to preserve the interests of the Europeans.'
Referring to the future relations between the EU and the White House, Mogherini said they entered a different and more pragmatic stage, less automatic. In recent years, the United States was a natural ally. Now, we will have to take a look at dossier by dossier. If our interest do not coincide, it will not be a drama.'
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