17 mai 2018

Macron and Merkel round on Trump as Europe rages over steel tariffs


EU says it will refuse to negotiate with 'Sword of Damocles' over its head French president Emmanuel Macron and German chancellor Angela Merkel have rounded on Donald Trump over planned steel tariffs on EU producers, telling the US president to scrap his new policy if he wants to negotiate betters trade terms with Europe. The European leaders reiterated their common position that they would be happy to address Mr Trump’s complaints about the “unfair” way US businesses are treated by the EU – [...]