- Title: Trump meets EU chiefs in Brussels
- Date: 25th May 2017
- Summary: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (MAY 25, 2017) (REUTERS) BARRICADES, POLICE STANDING OUTSIDE EUROPEAN COUNCIL HELICOPTER FLYING OVERHEAD BARBED WIRE FENCE POLICE STANDING AROUND TENT AND GUIDING PEOPLE WHERE TO GO POLICEMAN WALKING DOWN STREET
- Embargoed: 8th June 2017 11:28
- Keywords: Tillerson EU U.S. Mogherini Juncker Tusk Trump Mattis Tajani
- Location: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
- City: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
- Country: Belgium
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016IC6GCN
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: U.S. President Donald Trump met with European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels on Thursday (May 25), with heightened security around the European institutions in light of the visit.
Tusk said after meeting with Trump that trade was one of the issues that remained "open". Talks toward a planned EU-U.S. free trade agreement have been put on hold since Trump's election victory on a more protectionist platform last November.
The U.S. president will later attend a summit of NATO leaders at the military alliance's headquarters.
Trump, who voiced skepticism while campaigning about the EU's value and hailed Britain's Brexit vote to quit the bloc, will hear a call from European leaders for him to maintain Washington's longstanding support for integration on the continent, as well to support free trade and efforts to combat climate change.
Brussels is the U.S. president's fourth leg of his first foreign trip since taking office.
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