Will Jean-Claude Junker sign with Trump a trade agreement in Washington?
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says he is "cheerful and relaxed" ahead of a visit with Donald Trump to prevent a trade war with the US. He has arguments, but no offers.
The fact that EU trade policy is pursued by all 28 EU states together does not seem to make sense to Trump.
Tariff-free trade would have been part of the comprehensive TTIP agreement between the EU and the US, on hold since Trump took office. Negotiations on TTIP could be resumed. Let's call it "Trump-TIP" or "Tremendous Trump-TIP" if that serves the cause, Daniel Caspary, a member of the European Parliament and trade expert, suggested in June. Trump could probably sell that as his great success.