LONDON • Officially, the European Union has praised the results of the Singapore summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a "crucial and necessary step", claiming that it indicated that the "complete denuclearisation" of the Korean peninsula could be achieved, as the EU's diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini put it.
But while this upbeat assessment is genuine, the reality remains that the Singapore summit has merely aggravated Europe's alienation, as well as the sense of alarm and foreboding which European governments feel about the future of their ties with the United States.
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