|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Business & Economy (Click here for more)

Merkel Calls Trump’s Attitude towards G7 Depressing

BERLIN – Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel described on Sunday the decision of US President Donald Trump to withdraw his support for the joint statement of the G7 Summit “depressing.”

“We had been talking seriously about key issues, we had reached an agreement and then the way the president withdrew his support, through a tweet, was like a cold and even depressing shower,” Merkel said on German television channel ARD.

Merkel reiterated that Europe has to take its destiny in their hands, sometimes together with Japan and Canada, in the face of a US president who has a clear agenda.

Amid the ongoing trade dispute with the US, Merkel called on European countries to remain united and to continue their efforts to prevent an escalation.

Asked whether she could imagine the idea of a complete abolition of tariffs proposed at some point with Trump, Merkel said that in an ideal case this could be achieved, but cautioned that the issue of subsidies should also be taken into account.

“The issue of tariffs cannot be looked at in isolation, we must also think about issues such as subsidies,” she said.

On Russia’s possible return to the G7, Merkel said she could imagine it in the future, but that the conditions had to be right for that.

However, Merkel stressed that she will continue talking with Russia in other forums on certain issues such as disarmament and the Ukrainian crisis.

Merkel also pointed out that despite the current situation, transatlantic relations remain important, although it will no longer be possible to fully rely on US support.

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2018 © All rights reserved