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Trump. Macron e Merkel convocati a rapporto a fine aprile.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2018-04-12.

Donald Trump photographed at Trump Tower in NYC
Donald Trump photographed at the Trump Tower on 5th Ave. in Manhattan, NYC on Monday, September 21, 2015. (Damon Winter/ The New York Times)

«U.S. President Donald Trump will host French President Emmanuel Macron for a state visit on April 24»

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«The president and first lady will welcome President and Mrs. Macron of France to the White House on April 24»

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«This visit will advance American and French cooperation on economic and global issues and deepen the friendship between the two countries»

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«Angela Merkel is set to visit US president Donald Trump at the end of April»

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«Merkel’s visit would fall on the same day as South Korean president Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un»

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«Merkel’s trip, three days after French president Emmanuel Macron’s state visit to the U.S. capital, will come just before the expiry of an exemption for the European Union from U.S. import duties on steel and aluminium»

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«differences over a nuclear deal with Iran and trade cast a shadow over the transatlantic relationship»

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Il mondo sta cambiando a velocità impressionante, ma apprezziamo la bontà d’animo del Presidente Trump che ha concesso udienza persino a due dei suoi recalcitranti sudditi.

A nessuno è sfuggita la malizia di aver convocato la Bundeskanzlerin Frau Merkel giusto nella giornata in cui arriverà a Washington il Presidente Sud Koreano Moon Jae-in.

Ma per Frau Merkel sarà sufficiente il concederle di inginocchiarsi e di baciare l’anello. Gli ordini li piglierà dall’uscere.


Reuters. 2018-04-10. Trump to host France’s Macron for state visit on April 24: White House

U.S. President Donald Trump will host French President Emmanuel Macron for a state visit on April 24, the White House said on Monday.

“The president and first lady will welcome President and Mrs. Macron of France to the White House on April 24,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters.

“This visit will advance American and French cooperation on economic and global issues and deepen the friendship between the two countries.”

Sanders said it would be the first official state visit since Trump took office.

The French presidency said in a brief statement Macron’s visit would take place on April 23-25 and include a joint news conference, several official ceremonies as well as a state dinner.


The Local. 2018-04-10. Merkel to visit Trump in Washington at end of April: report

Angela Merkel is set to visit US president Donald Trump at the end of April, according to reports in the German media.

The German Chancellor is planning to visit Washington DC on April 27th, Bild reported on Thursday.

Though the visit is yet to be confirmed, Bild claimed that this is to be expected. They point out that Merkel’s last visit to Washington was only confirmed by the Americans days before it happened.

This would be Merkel’s second visit to the White House since Trump’s inauguration.

If it were to take place on April 27th, Merkel’s visit would fall on the same day as South Korean president Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meet for historic talks in the peninsula’s Demilitarized Zone.

Merkel’s last visit to Washington, in March last year, was most memorable for Trump’s apparent refusal to shake the Chancellor’s hand during a press event.


Reuters. 2018-04-10. Germany’s Merkel to visit Trump, as trade, Iran deadlines loom

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit U.S. President Donald Trump on April 27, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday, as differences over a nuclear deal with Iran and trade cast a shadow over the transatlantic relationship.

Merkel’s trip, three days after French president Emmanuel Macron’s state visit to the U.S. capital, will come just before the expiry of an exemption for the European Union from U.S. import duties on steel and aluminium.

The twin visits would give the European Union’s two leading national leaders the opportunity to lobby for the bloc to be exempted permanently from the steel and aluminium tariffs. The tariffs are suspended for the EU until May 1.

Merkel’s visit to the United States, first reported by mass-selling daily Bild, will also take place shortly before a May 12 deadline that Trump has set to improve an international deal to curb Iran’s nuclear programme.

Her office had no immediate comment on the planned visit.

Merkel, in a telephone call with Trump last week, urged dialogue on trade policy between the EU and the United States, “taking into account the rules-based international trade system”.

Merkel’s relationship with Trump got off to a frosty start after his November 2016 election.

Before a phone conversation on March 1 to discuss the war in Syria and Russian nuclear arms, the two leaders had not spoken to each other for more than five months.

Trump has threatened to withdraw the United States from an accord between Tehran and six world powers, signed in 2015 before he took office, unless France, Britain and Germany help to agree a follow-up pact by that date. Trump does not like the deal’s limited duration, among other things.


Bloomberg. 2018-04-10. Merkel, Trump Reported to Plan Talks in Washington on April 27

– Germany’s Bild newspaper says trip still in planning stages

– Chancellor is intent on avoiding U.S.-Europe trade war

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel plans to hold talks with President Donald Trump in Washington on April 27, Bild reported.

Details of Merkel’s second official trip to the U.S. during Trump’s presidency are still being worked out , the German newspaper said Thursday, citing officials it didn’t identify. A government spokeswoman declined to comment.

The timing would allow Merkel and Trump to meet days before a U.S. tariff waiver on imports of European steel and aluminum lapses on May 1. Trump also must decide by May 12 whether the U.S. will stand by the Iran nuclear agreement, which Germany and its European Union allies want to preserve.

Disputes over trade, security and energy have marked ties between the U.S. and Europe’s biggest economy since Trump won the 2016 presidential election. Merkel’s governing coalition scoffed at his comment this week that a new natural-gas pipeline would send “billions of dollars” to Russia.

Merkel had an awkward first meeting with Trump in March 2017. Although the two leaders lauded the encounter, it didn’t prevent Trump from slamming Germany’s defense spending and trade surplus soon afterward.

The U.S. president’s signal that he’d withdraw from the Paris climate accord two months later prompted Merkel to declare in May that the countries’ reliable relations established after World War II “are to some extent over.”

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