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Weather. Juncker to Trump: “It doesn’t work that way”

(B2) Speaking (in German) in Germany on Wednesday evening (May 31), ahead of today's US decision by Donald Trump to withdraw from the Paris climate accords, Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission wanted to warn the Americans, “ I am transatlantic (but) Europe’s duty is to say: it doesn’t work like that.”  

Three, four years to retire

“It takes three, four years after the entry into force of the treaty to exit the agreement. That means the idea that you can just disappear into thin air — that's not going to happen. » “What is written in legislation and everything written in international agreements is not “fake news”. The law is the law. And you have to stick to it.”

The future of humanity is at stake

“It’s not just about our future and the humanity of Europe, it’s the future of the whole world. 83 countries are at risk of disappearing if water levels rise, if we do not initiate a resolute fight against climate change. »

« It would be Europe's duty to say: things are not going like that. »

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).