Lucinda Creighton: The tariff war is over for now, but the road ahead for EU and US trade looks bumpy

Joe Biden may not believe in America First, but his nationalistic approach to trade is clear to see

20th June, 2021
Lucinda Creighton: The tariff war is over for now, but the road ahead for EU and US trade looks bumpy
US President Joe Biden Biden used the tariff suspension agreement to re-state that the US and Europe are ‘stronger when we work together’. Picture: Getty

“America is back.” This was the catch-cry of the past week as Joe Biden brought his message of reconciliation to Europe for the G7 and Nato summits.

The giddiness in the air among European leaders was palpable, verging on cringeworthy, as they fell over themselves to extol the US president. Charles Michel, the EU Council president, even spoke of the feeling he had when he looked into Biden’s eyes.

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