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Macron speech: trade discourse focuses on transparency, enforcement and reciprocity
EU trade policy France Internal EU politics

Macron speech: trade discourse focuses on transparency, enforcement and reciprocity

A European trade prosecutor anyone?   France’s president Emmanuel Macron gave a very long speech on Tuesday (26 September 2017). The speech carries the title Initiative pour l’Europe : Une Europe souveraine, unie, démocratique. In English that would be: Initiative for Europe: a sovereign, united and democratic Europe.   The speech …

US Section 232 : French, German, UK steel most at risk in Europe
France Germany Trade defence United States & TTIP

US Section 232 : French, German, UK steel most at risk in Europe

 A new study released by the Washington-based Peterson Institute reveals that German, British and French steel exports are likely to be hit most by new trade retaliatory measures initiated and envisaged by the Donald Trump administration since it took office in January 2017.   The US has initiated various antidumping measures …