The United States lowered the status of the EU mission in Washington

The administration of the American leader Donald Trump has decided to lower the diplomatic status of the European Union mission in the United States, without officially notifying Brussels about this step.

“We don’t know exactly when they did it, because they — by the way — forgot to notify us,” he said.
According to diplomats, the reduction of the mission’s position from the diplomatic status of a member state to the level of an international organization could occur in October-November 2018.

The diplomat of one of the EU countries said that in this case we are talking not only about the Protocol.

In November, it became known that 69% of Germans would like to expand ties with Russia and only 41% — with the United States. This is evidenced by the data of a new public opinion poll conducted by the American research center Pew Research Center and the German Kerber Foundation.