The European Union lobbyists are earning their keep it looks like. It also looks like Trump is shoring up a flank (a bit) in any upcoming beef with China.
The EU is cronyism on flaming wheels by the way. It is full of subsidies and special deals, and is run by an unaccountable crony class. It’s even worse than this country. If our swamp is The Everglades the EU swamp is The Sudd.