European defence in the age of Trump means actually taking responsibilities

Last month, we’ve seen U.S president Donald Trump slam European leaders for their lack of commitment to NATO military spending targets. Trump believes that his European partners are spending too little on defence and says that in the future, they shouldn’t rely on the States to provide for their security. In light of this policy […]

Trump’s free trade suggestion remains unheard

During European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker’s visit to Washington D.C, Donald Trump once again suggested a tariff-and subsidy-free trade area between the European Union and the United States. Yet, the American president continues to fall on deaf ears, for reasons that tell more about the EU than it does about ominous ‘Trumpism’.

A zero-tariff G7 area? Yes please!

In yet another stunning turn of events at the current G7 meeting in Canada, Donald Trump has argued for a tariff-free G7 area. This would mean zero tariffs and no subsidies. Regardless of whether Trump’s suggestion is to be taken seriously, the reactions speak for themselves.

[REPORTAGE] Europäesch Unioun wiert sech géint Zoll aus Amerika

Dëse Reportage gouf fir RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg realiséiert, an ass de 5. Juni ausgestraalt ginn. De Beitrag kann och am Replay op http://www.rtl.lu nogelauschtert ginn. Enn Abrëll hat den amerikanesche Präsident Donald Trump sech dozou décidéiert fir Europa aus Handelsmesuren fir Stool an Aluminium eraus ze huelen. Bis Ufanks Juni haten d’Europäesch Kommissioun a Washington also Zäit […]

[REPORTAGE] Viviane Reding: “Amerika brauch lëtzebuerger Stool”

Dëse Reportage gouf fir RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg realiséiert, an ass de 6. Abrëll ausgestraalt ginn. De Beitrag kann och am Replay op http://www.rtl.lu nogelauschtert ginn. [Radio USO]: Den amerikanesche Präsident Donald Trump huet Europa temporär vu sengen Steieren op Stool an Aluminium ausgeschloss. An der Europäescher Unioun ass awer kee sech richteg secher wéi et elo weider […]

U.S. military spending in Europe: whatever happened to “Make ’em pay”?

During the 2016 election, Donald Trump repeatedly voiced criticism towards defense spending in Europe. As president, Trump’s administration initially seemed to follow through on this promise: Defense Secretary Mattis gave alliance members one year to ramp up their military budgets to pay their fair share in defense spending. Now that this deadline is about to […]