Biden’s Doublespeak Doesn’t Aid Farmers

According to the Biden administration, American agriculture faces unique national security threats, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, increased ransomware attacks, climate change, and the Avian influenza outbreak. This comes at a time when the White House is adamant about its plans for “climate-smart commodities and rural projects,” through which it is investing $2.8 billion in 70 […]

Biden’s EPA Wants to Make Farming Even Harder

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in a move that considerably upsets farmers, is moving to essentially ban the commonly used pesticide atrazine. The agency is adapting the so-called concentration equivalent level of concern (CE-LOC) for atrazine from 15 parts per billion (which it had set itself in 2020) to 3.4 ppb — meaning that thousands […]

Can Joe Biden restore food trade talks with Europe?

For the EU, former President Donald Trump’s international policy was seen as a major regression for global trade policy. When former EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker signed the EU-Japan trade deal in 2018 — abolishing virtually all tariffs — Europe sold the move as being in significant contrast to the protectionism taken in the United States. That said, many […]

The EU Is Missing a Chance to Address Its Problems With Turkey

Last October, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan suggested that French President Emmanuel Macron ought to seek “some sort of mental treatment,” after the latter had announced a tougher stance on radical Islam. Tensions between Turkey and France have been rampant since the beheading of French civics teacher Samuel Paty, who was targeted for showing caricatures […]

Joe Biden está ya en pie de guerra contra el Brexit

Artículo original publicado por Bill Wirtz el 15 de Noviembre 2020.Traducción de Inglés a Español realizada por Ibidem Group.Artículo original en Inglés en The translation was performed by Ibidem Group. Los desafíos a los que se tiene que enfrentar el presidente electo de EE. UU, Joe Biden, son impensables desde la perspectiva europea. Biden […]

Biden Has an Opportunity to Improve Trade With Europe

The Europeans killed a potential deal during the Obama years, but the world is a different place now. Trade relationships with Europe have been painstakingly petty for the last four years. In 2019, the U.S ended the WTO’s appellate body by refusing to appoint new members, which meant that the world’s arbiter on trade had […]

[Reportage] Kënnt ee neien TTIP-Accord?

Dëse Reportage gouf fir RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg produzéiert, a gouf den 18. November iwwerdroen. De ganze Beitrag fënnt een och hei. An der Europäescher Unioun gëtt sech op politescher Säit erwaart, dass mat engem Joe Biden als US-President besser Handelsrelatioune méiglech sinn. Op dat allerdéngs zu engem Handelsaccord féiert, ass nach net kloer Et wier […]

Joe Biden Is Already On The Warpath Against Brexit

The challenges facing President-elect Joe Biden seem unsurmountable from the perspective of a European. Biden needs to simultaneously juggle an incumbent president challenging the legitimacy of the election, large chunks of the voting population skeptical of the democratic process, the far left wing of his own party, a Republican Senate, the COVID-19 pandemic, and an […]