Brexit Britain trapped in the middle as US and EU go to war on trade – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. LONDON — Three years after leaving the EU to chart its own course, Britain finds itself caught between two economic behemoths in a brewing transatlantic trade war. In one corner sits the United States, whose Congress in August passed the Biden administration’s much-vaunted $369 … Read more

America’s Tai faces uphill battle to defuse EU trade war fears – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article PRAGUE — U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai traveled more than 4,000 miles to prevent a transatlantic trade war over electric vehicles, but her EU counterparts signaled on Monday that they would be a tough crowd to win round. The growing spat hinges on U.S. legislation that encourages consumers … Read more

Scholz and Macron threaten trade retaliation against Biden – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article BERLIN/PARIS — After publicly falling out, Olaf Scholz and Emmanuel Macron have found something they agree on: mounting alarm over unfair competition from the U.S. and the potential need for Europe to hit back. The German chancellor and the French president discussed their joint concerns during nearly three-and-a-half … Read more

Emmanuel Macron calls for ‘Buy European Act’ to protect regional carmakers – POLITICO

PARIS — Emmanuel Macron called for a “Buy European Act” on Wednesday to protect carmakers on the Continent in the face of competition from China and in response to the United States’ own controversial scheme to incentivize domestic production. Speaking on TV channel France 2, the French president criticized the European Union as being “too … Read more

France plays bad cop as transatlantic trade tensions ramp up – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article PARIS — U.S. President Joe Biden needs to watch out; France is resuming its traditional role as Europe’s troublemaker on the transatlantic trade front. It had seemed like the bad blood between Brussels and Washington was easing on Biden’s watch. Facing a common foe in China, the EU … Read more

When will Europe learn to defend itself? – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article PARIS/BERLIN — Thirty years after the horrors of the Balkan wars laid bare Western Europe’s incapacity to deal with conflict on European soil, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is demonstrating how little has changed. As Yugoslavia started to break apart in 1991, it fell to the Luxembourgish Foreign Minister … Read more