The European Union guarantees that ties with the US “are stronger than any political change” despite the uncertainty. European extreme right celebrates
The European Union and the United States will continue to work together, following the election of Donald Trump as US President, European diplomacy chief Federica Mogherini said Monday.
“The EU-US ties are stronger than any political change. We will continue to work together, rediscovering the strength of Europe,” wrote the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy in his social network account Twitter.
EU – #US ties are deeper than any change in politics. We'll continue to work together, rediscovering the strength of Europe
— Federica Mogherini (@FedericaMog) November 9, 2016
President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, congratulated Donald Trump on his election as President of the United States, and said he believed that the Republican candidate will have a different position from the White House in the campaign.
In a statement in Brussels, Schulz admitted that “this is certainly a difficult time in US-EU relations, but the new US president deserves full respect for the EU institutions,” just as Europe hopes that ” Donald Trump, in future relations between his own government and Europe and the EU Member States, respects the fundamental rights and fundamental rules of the EU. ”
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has already congratulated Donald Trump on the victory: “We continue to work to strengthen the relationship that unites us to the United States, an indispensable partner.”
Mi enhorabuena a Donald Trump por su victoria. Seguiremos trabajando para reforzar la relación que nos une a EEUU, socio indispensable. MR
— Mariano Rajoy Brey (@marianorajoy) November 9, 2016
German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen, an ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel, reported on the “great shock” that led to the election of Donald Trump and questioning means the end of the “Pax Americana”, referring to relative peace, Since the end of World War II, was advancing this morning to Reuters.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said that the personality of the next US President “raises questions” and admits he is not sure what this election could mean for foreign policy issues such as climate change, Agreement with Iran or the war in Syria.
As for the European extreme right, in addition to Marine Le Pen, the president of the French National Front, one of the first figures to congratulate Donald Trump for reaching the White House, also his father, Jean-Marie Le Pen, said: Today is the United States, tomorrow is France! ” Florian Philippot, another figure from that far-right French party, declared: “Their world is going downhill. Ours are being built.”
Also from the anti-immigration party Alternative to Germany, Vice-President Beatrix von Storch said: “Donald Trump’s victory is a sign that the citizens of the Western world want a clear change in political orientation.”
The leader of the far-right Northern League of Italy party said today that Republican Donald Trump’s victory in the United States elections means “revenge of the people” against bankers, speculators, pollsters and journalists.
“The people gain strong powers 3-0,” said Matteo Salvini, leader of the Italian xenophobic party, in an interview with the official Northern League broadcaster Radio Padania.
It is recalled that during the campaign, President-elect Trump repeatedly voiced his admiration for Russian President Vladimir Putin, promised to end the agreement reached last year in Paris on climate change in Paris, And suggested that Japan and South Korea should be able to develop nuclear weapons for their defense.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has already welcomed Trump, saying that this is an opportunity to extend bilateral relations between the two countries.
Speaking in Ankara, Yildrim spoke of a “new page” between Ankara and Washington if the White House extradites the cleric Fethullah Gülen, who Turkey accuses of being the brain of the failed coup in the country last July.
From South Korea:
The South Korean government said on Wednesday it believed US President-elect Donald Trump would maintain the hard line of US policy toward North Korea.
South By Foreign Minister Yun Byung said that Trump “acknowledged that the biggest problem facing the world is the nuclear threat, and the members of its national security team are in a positive position to apply strong pressure to North Korea”.
The Islamist Hamas movement, which controls Gaza, has said it does not expect a change in US “prejudice” against the Palestinians with Donald Trump in the White House.
“The Palestinian people can not count on any change in the United States presidency because the US policy on the Palestinian issue is a consistent policy based on prejudice,” Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri told AFP.
Simon Schama, a British historian and professor at Columbia University, described Trump’s victory and Republican control of the Senate and Congress as “a genuinely scary prospect.”
“NATO will be under pressure, the Russians will give trouble, 20 million people will lose their health insurance, [climate change policies] will be reversed, banking regulation will be undone.
“Of course [Trump] is not Hitler.There are many forms of fascism.I did not say that he is a Nazi, even though the neo-Nazis are celebrating.”