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Europe is reckoning with a ‘much more unpredictable' U.S., former EU chief says

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A former EU Commission President has expressed concerns about the impact of the upcoming U.S. elections on Europe. José Manuel Barroso stated that the unpredictability of the U.S. could add to the challenges faced by the incoming European Parliament. Barroso highlighted anxiety in Europe over the potential consequences of a second term for Donald Trump. He noted that the EU is dealing with a more aggressive Russia and assertive China, in addition to an uncertain United States. Barroso suggested that this unpredictability could push Europe towards becoming more self-sufficient.