Europe has constructed 1,000 km of border walls and fences

If you voted for Donald Trump on the basis of a three-word, three-syllable chant, it was probably “we will win,” “lock her up,” or “build the wall.” Regarding the latter, proponents of less immigration have reason to be frustrated. Prior to the midterm elections, the Republican-held presidency, Senate, and House barely moved an inch on […]

Trump’s worst export is his trade policy

The latest news in Donald Trump’s multi-front trade war is focused on China, in the wake of the president’s decision (over the objections of most of his advisers) to impose a fresh round of tariffs on Chinese goods and China’s unsurprising threats of retaliation. As troubling as those developments are, we shouldn’t move too quickly past his other […]

The EU’s carbons taxes are protectionism à la Trump

The new president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, is assembling her cabinet, which will be presented and subjected to hearings by the European Parliament in autumn. Yet when it comes to the priorities of her Commission, she has already laid out several far-reaching proposals, particularly on the environment. Von der Leyen has made it […]

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 […]