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US puts end to dispute with EU over diplomatic protocol

Mar 04, 2019 - Associated Press

BRUSSELS (AP) - The United States has put an end to a dispute with the European Union over diplomatic protocol and lauded the 28-nation bloc as "one of America's most valuable partners."

U.S. Ambassador Gordon Sondland announced Monday that "effective immediately" a recent diplomatic demotion of the EU ambassador in the largely ceremonial diplomatic Order of Precedence would be ended.

The perceived snub caused friction in early January and was seen as underscoring deteriorating trans...