Phil Hogan, EU’s Agriculture Commissioner, urged US President Donald Trump to see the “error” of his protectionist way when it comes to trade negotiation with EU. Hogan is expected the be appointed by incoming European Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, to be the next EU Trade Commissioner starting November 1.

Hogan told Irish national broadcaster RTE that “Mr Trump certainly has indicated his clear preference for trade wars rather than trade agreements. If he keeps up this particular dynamic of protectionism, I expect that the European Union will continue to forge deals around the world,”

“But obviously we are going to do everything we possibly can to get Mr Trump to see the error of his ways and hopefully that he will be able to abandon some of the reckless behavior that we have seen from him in relation to his relationship with China and describing the European Union as a security risk.”

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