EU officials do acknowledge that the agreements to be reached before Britain leaves in March 2019 can only be concluded as a whole package simultaneously.
Germany any and Austria condemned a proposed expansion of US sanctions on Russia.
Kohl’s Christian Democratic Union party posted on Twitter: “We are in sorrow. #RIP #HelmutKohl.”
The British government says that the talks to leave the European Union will start Monday, as planned.
Trump has made a vague suggestion that he could try to renegotiate terms with better guarantees for US industry.