: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Transatlantic blues as Pompeo holds EU talks

Transatlantic relations are seemingly so bad, even speaking English didn’t help EU foreign ministers get their message across to Donald Trump’s top diplomat.
After leading a 90-minute videoconference Monday with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — during which they discussed a range of topics they disagree on — EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell wanted to know if his news conference would be translated into Spanish or German.
“Only French and English?” asked Borrell, a Spaniard, clearly displeased. “German, Spanish are official languages here, no?”
“But it’s about the United States so we can stick to the English,” his spokesman, Peter Stano, …read more

Source:: European Voice



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