The European Union is preparing a list of counter-measures to potential U.S. tariffs on European cars, European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said on Thursday, adding she hoped an EU visit to Washington could help ease tensions.
European Union’s trade commissioner said she hopes an EU mission to Washington will ease a transatlantic trade dispute but the bloc is preparing a list of U.S. imports to hit if the United States imposes tariffs on EU cars.
The EU will consider introducing tariffs on coal, pharma and chemical products from the United States if President Donald Trump imposes restrictions on European cars, Wirtschaftswoche magazine reported.
Juncker asked for “respect” after a journalist asked him if he was drunk when he staggered and needed help walking at a NATO summit last week.
EU regulators hit Google (GOOGL.O) with a record 4.34 billion euros ($5 billion) antitrust fine on Wednesday for using its Android mobile operating system to squeeze out rivals.
Japan and the European Union signed a wide-ranging free trade deal on Tuesday that both sides hope will act as a counterweight to the protectionist forces unleashed by U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade policies.
China could open its economy if it wishes, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Monday in Beijing, as Beijing comes under growing pressure over its industrial policies amid an escalating trade war with Washington.
World Trade Organization needs new rules on forced technology transfers and industry subsidies, European Council President Donald Tusk said.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker suffered a painful sciatica attack at a NATO summit this week, a commission spokesman said on Friday, dismissing as “more than tasteless” media speculation that he was drunk.
The United States and European Union will establish a dialogue on trade within the next two weeks, a French official said.