European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has spoken out against the politics of US President Donald Trump after news reports that the US would pull out of the Paris Agreement on climate change. Speaking in Berlin earlier today in German, President Juncker told a student conference on the future of Europe organized by the German employers’ association BDA, that the EU and US need to talk on equal terms, and that “If the American President were to say in the next few hours or days that he was leaving the Paris agreement, then it is the duty of Europe to say: this can not be done.”

Juncker explained: “The Americans can’t just leave the climate protection agreement. Mr. Trump believes that because he doesn’t know the details.” Juncker continued with specifics, saying that the agreement itself states that it will not be possible to get out of the agreement before “three or four years after this agreement entered into force in November 2016.”

Juncker, concluded on the subject, that “… law is law. And all of this must be done. Not everything that is law, and not everything in international agreements, is fake news.”