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EU presidency warns democracy will be put to the test in US elections in November

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union presidency on Tuesday warned that the foundations of democracy will be put to the test during the November U.S. election, envisaging a scenario where the longstanding trans-Atlantic alliance could unravel ever more.

Prime Minister Alexander De Croo of Belgium, which holds the EU presidency, said that “if 2024 brings us ‘America first’ again, it is really more than ever ‘Europe on its own’.”

De Croo spoke in an address to the EU legislature only hours after former President Donald Trump’s landslide win in the Republican Iowa caucuses.