Internal EU politics

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 …

Germany United States & TTIP

German ‘Mittelstand’ organisation calls for cool head on transatlantic relations

“Long nurtured relationships as between the United States and Germany never only rely on individual persons or sharp statements”, warned Mark Wansleben, head of the German business organization DIHK after the G7 meeting in Taormina, Italy on 26 & 27 May 2017.   The statements made to Handelsblatt, the leading German …

Internal EU politics

In brief: MEPs from centre-left in revolt against Harnessing Globalisation

MEPs from the centre-left group S&D in the European Parliament are about to release a declaration in response to the Commission’s recently released Harnessing Globalisation report.   Whereas the Commission paper report has been welcomed in most trade circles, left and right of the political spectrum, a group of trade-sceptic MEPs …

Merkel says ready to talk with Macron on “reciprocity” in trade
France Internal EU politics Trade defence

Merkel says ready to talk with Macron on “reciprocity” in trade

Emmanuel Macron, France’s freshly inaugurated President, met Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin today. Germans wonder whether he is making the EU more protectionist. But Merkel welcomes his insistence on demanding greater reciprocity in market openings from European trading partners.   Quizzed by the press about his plans to introduce a Buy European Act …