US slams tariffs on EU goods, targeting Airbus, wine and whisky

By |oktober 18th, 2019|Airbus, Boeing, Bruno Le Maire, Donald Trump, News, protectionism, tariffs, transatlantic relations, WTO|

The United States imposed tariffs on a record $7.5-billion worth of European Union goods on Friday (18 October), despite threats of retaliation, with Airbus, French wine and Scottish whiskies among the high-profile targets.

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Trump tells Italy: Get rid of ‘EU burden’ and I will give you tariff discount

By |oktober 17th, 2019|Donald Trump, Italy, News, protectionism, Sergio Mattarella, tariffs, transatlantic relations|

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday (16 October) said Washington was in talks with "some new people" in Europe about trade issues and he hoped the discussions would be successful, as Italy's president urged Trump to avoid counterproductive tariffs.

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EU ready to act alone on digital tax if no global deal in 2020

By |september 30th, 2019|Competition policy, digital tax, EU digital tax, GAFA, Margrethe Vestager, News, Paolo Gentiloni, transatlantic relations|

European Union commissioners-designate said the bloc should agree on a digital tax if no deal on the matter was reached at a global level by the end of next year, ramping up pressure on multinationals accused of paying too little.

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World leaders set for final tribute to France’s Chirac

By |september 30th, 2019|France, Gerhard Schröder, Iraq war, Jacques Chirac, Mike Pompeo, News, transatlantic relations, Vladimir Putin|

Dozens of world leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, were expected in Paris on Monday (30 September) to pay their final respects to France's late president Jacques Chirac as the country holds a national day of mourning for its charismat...

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Trump fires foreign policy hawk Bolton, citing strong disagreements

By |september 11th, 2019|Afghanistan, Donald Trump, Iran, Iran nuclear deal, John Bolton, Mike Pompeo, Nato, News, North Korea, Russia, Talibans, transatlantic relations, Venezuela|

US President Donald Trump abruptly fired his national security adviser John Bolton amid disagreements with his hard-line aide over how to handle foreign policy challenges such as North Korea, Iran, Afghanistan and Russia.

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Defence ministers discussed artificial intelligence, killer robots and climate threat

By |avgust 30th, 2019|AI, artificial intelligence, autonomous weapons, Federica Mogherini, Finnish Presidency, hybrid threats, italian elections, killer robots, Matteo Salvini, Nato, News, Operation Atalanta, Operation Sophia, Strait of Hormuz, transatlantic relations, United Nations, United States|

EU defence ministers discussed artificial intelligence, autonomous weapons – also called “killer robots” –, hybrid threats and conflicts stemming from climate change, EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini told the press after an informal Council meeting in Helsinki on Thursday (29 August).

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Trump ready to meet Iranian president in potential breakthrough

By |avgust 27th, 2019|Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron, G7 summit, Hassan Rouhani, Iran, Iran nuclear deal, News, nuclear non-proliferation, transatlantic relations, US sanctions|

US President Donald Trump said Monday (26 August) at the G7 summit that he is prepared to meet his Iranian counterpart within weeks in what would amount to a stunning change of direction in the two countries' smouldering standoff.

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EU, Canada agree first workaround to avoid US block on WTO judges

By |julij 26th, 2019|CETA, Donald Trump, EU-Canada, News, trade, transatlantic relations, WTO, WTO reform|

Canada and the European Union announced a deal on Thursday (25 July) to stop their trade disputes falling into limbo at the World Trade Organization, where a US block on appointments of judges will paralyse the world's top trade court from December.

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EU redoubles threat to retaliate if US raises auto tariffs

By |julij 23rd, 2019|car tariffs, Donald Trump, News, Sabine Weyand, transatlantic relations, United States, WTO|

The European Union is keen to work with Washington to reform the World Trade Organization and cooperate on common challenges to global trade, but will retaliate if Washington makes good on its threat to raise car tariffs, a top EU official said on Mond...

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Trump hits out at May after leak of damning cables

By |julij 9th, 2019|Donald Trump, News, Theresa May, transatlantic relations, United Kingdom|

Donald Trump launched an extraordinary attack Monday (8 July) on outgoing British premier Theresa May, following the leak of diplomatic cables highly critical of his presidency.

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