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Italy PM says more insular U.S. is trade opportunity for Europe
February 9, 2017 / 5:29 PM / 7 months ago

Italy PM says more insular U.S. is trade opportunity for Europe

Italy's Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni holds a press conference at Number 10 Downing Street in London, February 9, 2017. REUTERS/Facundo Arrizabalaga/Pool

LONDON (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Thursday that a more insular trading stance from the United States under President Donald Trump is an opportunity for the European Union.

“If we have a weaker commitment from the U.S. globally, this is an opportunity for Europe, as we would be the biggest remaining trading bloc.”

“If the U.S. steps back, there would be a void that we could fill,” he told a audience in London.

reporting by Abhinav Ramnarayan, editing by Nigel Stephenson

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