EU needs to project its power in Trump era in order to survive, says German Foreign Minister | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

EU needs to project its power in Trump era in order to survive, says German Foreign Minister

Germany's foreign minister on Tuesday urged Europe to define and defend its own interests, warning that Washington's retreat from the world stage may continue even after Donald Trump's presidency.

"The current withdrawal of the US under Donald Trump from its role as the reliable guarantor of western multilateralism is accelerating a change in the world order and has direct consequences on the perception of German and European interests," Sigmar Gabriel said.

He said that the current US administration had taken an "extraordinary distance" from its traditionally close relationship with Europe, which it now increasingly viewed as a "competitor or economic rival" rather than an ally.

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