Trump’s election victory adds to uncertainty around future international trade deals and fight climate change

09 November 2016

Following confirmation that Donald Trump secured enough states in the United States’ Electoral College system to become the President-elect of the United States,

Jude Kirton-Darling, Spokesperson for the European Parliamentary Labour Party on TTIP said;

“The result of the US Presidential Election casts further uncertainty over the EU-US trade deal. Trump has made it clear that he would not complete the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership deal. Obviously it remains to be seen what kind of administration he forms and if he intends to continue transatlantic relations in the same fashion as his predecessors.”

“The campaign run by Donald Trump was divisive, echoing the anti-immigration and xenophobic tones that featured in the EU Referendum. The world is now waiting and watching to see what a Donald Trump Presidency means in reality.”

Paul Brannen, Member of the Environmental Affairs and Public Health Committee in the European Parliament said:

“It’s clear that when Vladimir Putin and Marine Le Pen are amongst the first people to congratulate and celebrate a Trump victory, we should all be worried.

“From the perspective of the fight against climate change this is clearly bad news. Donald Trump wears his climate change denier badge with pride. It’s now up to Europe to deliver on COP 21 and lead on action to prevent a global environmental disaster”

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