The new US administration and its declarations, Russia, China and radical Islam are the biggest external threats to the European Union, European Council President Donald Tusk said Tuesday.

 

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“The first threat, an external one, is related to the new geopolitical situation in the world and around Europe. An increasingly, let us call it, assertive China, especially on the seas, Russia’s aggressive policy towards Ukraine and its neighbours, wars, terror and anarchy in the Middle East and in Africa, with radical Islam playing a major role, as well as worrying declarations by the new American administration all make our future highly unpredictable,” Tusk said in a letter to the 27 EU leaders ahead of Malta summit.

 

According to Tusk, the new US administration seems to have “put into question the last 70 years of American foreign policy.”