By Nick CohenThe US-EU-Russia agreement for NATO Wall calendars is about to go into effect.
But the EU has already made some concessions, and the US is preparing for more.
The Wall Calendar is a calendar of the calendar year, created by the European Union, which includes the year in which the calendar was originally created.
The EU has set a deadline of the end of March, 2020 for the US to sign a new deal, with the date to be announced later this month.
The deal was agreed in Brussels last month and is due to go before US President Donald Trump’s administration in January.
The agreement has been approved by the EU’s foreign ministers, who are due to meet in the Estonian capital, Tallinn, on Monday, in a closed-door session.
It is not clear how much the US has to pay in exchange for the deal.
The US is hoping to get a number of concessions from the EU, including better access to NATO intelligence sharing, the ability to access the data of its allies, and better access for the EU to buy back assets from the US.
But the US appears to be inching closer to being able to negotiate on its own terms, with Trump having indicated in his first foreign policy speech on Friday that he will seek a deal that includes the EU.
The EU’s deal with Russia is a key part of that package, but the two sides are also negotiating a separate deal with Turkey, which has been accused of interfering in the US election.
Turkey has been criticised for supporting a coup in the country last year.
Trump, who has said he would not tolerate a “third world war” if he was elected president, has been keen to strike a deal with Erdogan, a former ally of US President George W Bush who is now considered a dangerous autocrat.
Erdogan has said the agreement will be a “truly historic moment” in US-Turkish relations, adding that it would “make our relationship with Turkey a model for other nations”.
But he has also been accused by Washington of using the deal as an excuse to push a series of sanctions against Turkey, including cutting off financial aid to its largest trading partner, the EU member states.
The latest EU agreement, announced on Thursday, calls for the bloc to share data from NATO, the US and Turkey to better understand how to fight terrorism and how to tackle corruption.
It is the first such agreement to go beyond the original agreement between the EU and the United States.
The new deal will also enable Turkey to buy new US-built F-16 fighter jets, as well as to expand the number of US naval ships at the Turkish port of Tartus.US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in comments to reporters in the Oval Office, said: “I think the agreement that was reached today will be good for the American people and for the United Kingdom, for our alliance, for NATO and the American security.”
The US Secretary of Defence, Jim Mattis, said that the deal was a “milestone” in the NATO-Turkey relationship.
He added that the two countries would be “looking to deepen our cooperation in the coming months”.
“We’ve got to get back to the negotiating table, which is what we’re trying to do, and we’re going to continue to work with our allies and partners in Europe, including Turkey, to build that relationship back up,” Mattis said.
Theresa May, the British prime minister, said the UK would continue to support Turkey in its bid to reform and improve its image, despite the US’s stance.