The trade relations between the U.S. and the European Union are already under pressure because the government of president Trump tariffs imposed on foreign steel, and aluminum, in which the EU immediately, so that countermeasures took. Last summer was European commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in the White House, new U.s. duties on European cars to avoid, in exchange for commitments on the import of soybeans and liquefied gas.also Read "If Washington levies imposes on European cars, we will do the same with their cars," European Parliament gets it not even
Trump and Juncker also spoke to a joint zero rate on bilateral trade in industrial goods. But about the actual effects of that agreement for months now negotiated. the
it was Expected that the European Parliament today the launch of the handelsgesprekken would support it, but the hemisphere could be no common position. A opdoffer for the Commission and the member states. The role of the parliament is now or merely consultative, the hemisphere has the last word once the trade is closed.
If they are not to speak to us, then we take measures that severe economic consequences will havePresident Donald Trump
“If they are not to speak to us, then we're going to take measures with serious economic impact. We are going to douanetaksen lifting on plenty of incoming products,” responded Trump. These measures will “be good for the United States,” said the president, who, again, grumbled that the Europeans, the Americans “very, very unjust” treatment.
Right side of the political spectrum in @Europarl_NL dare no who take a position against #TTIP and #Trump. Apparently afraid of their own shadow, an irresponsible attitude towards the European citizens! https://t.co/NXm5dPHJo2Bart Staes(@ BartStaes) link
According to Green Mep Bart Staes "scares the right side of the political spectrum in the European parliament of his own shadow, and she dares no position to take".
Staes itself voted against the proposed negotiating mandate. "On paper the EU has a trading strategy that is based on European values such as sustainability. That makes it extremely inconsistent to now have a handelsdeal with Trump to close, while he was the Paris agreement contravenes the EU and treats it as handelsvijand instead of ally," he says.
In February, threatened to Trump all even with import tariffs. “A list of retaliatory measures is in preparation, responded to Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström when. "We will stop negotiating if those charges there.”