Pieter Cleppe, head of Open Europe Brussels office:
The best kind of deal is the one that allows the trade to be as open as possible, and it will be very problematic if we see Customs again
Maria Koleva, Brussels
It is clear that Trump has a very different view on the EU than any other of his predecessors. I wouldn’t necessarily call it hostile to the EU, but he is certainly indifferent to it. He has given the impression that he really couldn’t care less if the EU collapsed. That’s of course a big change, given the fact how important the United States still are in any foreign policy and related issues in Europe.