Trump expected to discuss 'energy security' in talks with European Commission chief

July 30, 2018

President Trump is expected to discuss “energy security” as part of his meeting Wednesday afternoon with Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission. Juncker's visit is his first to Washington since Trump's contentious meeting with Germany and other European Union members last week.

One of Trump’s top agenda items while in Brussels was to pressure the European Union over its support of Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline through Germany. The pipeline is expected to come up again at Wednesday’s meeting at the White House, along with trade issues and retaliation by Europe against Trump’s tariffs on aluminum, steel, and other products.

The White House said last week that “energy security” will be among a "wide range of priorities" discussed during the meeting, including foreign and security policy, counterterrorism, and economic growth.

"President Trump and President Juncker will focus on improving transatlantic trade and forging a stronger economic partnership," said White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders.

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