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Brawl in Brussels: Trump set for CLASH with Juncker over EU army plans

THE next US Ambassador to the the EU has warned that Donald Trump will not stand for an EU army during his reign

Ted Mallach, who is set to become to Donald Trump’s ambassador to the EU, said the President-Elect is extremely concerned about Brussels beaurocrats forming a European army.Mr Mallach told BBC’s Pienaar Politics that Mr Trump would warn against Jean-Claude Juncker’s plan for the common European defence.

It is believed that an EU army would ratchet up tensions with Russia’s Vladimir Putin and accelerate Brussels-led expansion.

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Mr Trump is extremely concerned about Brussel bureaucrats forming their own army


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The strident Brexiteer was recommended to Mr Trump by Nigel Farage


During the interview, the businessman reiterated that Britain will be at the “front of the queue” during trade talks.The Brexiteer, who was recommended to Mr Trump by Nigel Farage, added that Britain will have the world’s strongest economic power as a strong ally during Brexit talks in Brussels.

Mr Mallach told John Pienaar: “He is committed to NATO – but is concerned about the burden-sharing, about countries paying their fair share.

“There is big concern about the EU moving towards an EU army, a military of Western Europe.”

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Mallach reiterated that Britain will be at the “front of the queue”


There is a concern about the EU moving towards an EU army, a military of Western Europe

Ted Mallach

The Trump ally also said he would recommend a “game-changing” US-UK trade deal.He said Brexit was good news for the US, and that Britain would have “strongest economic partner in the world, a massive trade opportunity, and rejuvenated special relationship”.

Donald Trump has signalled that he will tear up multi-lateral agreements and focus on bilateral deals, to handle agreements with countries one-on-one.

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Donald Trump will not stand for an EU army during his reign


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Professor Ted Malloch was interviewed for the role at Trump Tower


Earlier this week, Mr Malloch said: “Trump is very pro-European but he is not well disposed towards the European Union or other supranational organisations – particularly one that is encumbered by bureaucracy.”He said Mr Trump will undermine the European Commission, which has exclusive responsibility for negotiating trade deals.

The President-Elect will scrap the EU-US trade deal being negotiated and focus solely on bilateral-based economic ties.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/754431/Donald-Trump-EU-army-Juncker-Mallach

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