US downgraded EU ambassador’s diplomatic status, ‘forgot’ to tell Brussels – report

US downgraded EU ambassador’s diplomatic status, ‘forgot’ to tell Brussels – report

The Trump administration quietly downgraded the diplomatic status of the European Union’s mission to the US late last year, without informing the diplomats themselves, a German report has revealed. The European Union’s delegation to the US, which had previously enjoyed nation-state ambassador status, was reduced to “international organization” sometime in late October or early November 2018, EU officials told German outlet Deutsche Welle, which first reported the story

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