About: EU-US relations

Agrifood 04-11-2021

EU-US announce new agri platform in bid to smooth over deepening cracks

The European Commission and the US administration announced the creation of a new transatlantic collaboration platform on agriculture in a bid to boost knowledge exchange and cooperation, but tensions remain over the wider implications of the EU's push on sustainability.

MEPs stress need for strategic autonomy amid debate on EU-US relations

Ahead of voting on a report on the future of the EU-US relations in the European Parliament on Wednesday (October 6),  lawmakers discussed EU strategic autonomy and asserted the need for the bloc to keep its American ally close.
Agrifood 18-06-2021

Agrifood Brief: Days of wine and truces

Welcome to EURACTIV’s AgriFood Brief, your weekly update on all things Agriculture & Food in the EU. You can subscribe here if you haven’t done so yet. This week: EURACTIV discusses the controversy around the fact that EU farmers association COPA-COGECA was...
Circular economy 15-06-2021

EU, US eye ‘Green Technology Alliance’ at Brussels summit

The United States and European Union pledged closer cooperation on fighting climate change but steered clear of setting a date to stop burning coal, at a bilateral summit on Tuesday (15 June).
EU-China 31-05-2021

Europe calls for more ambitious climate policies ahead of COP26

The world has made good progress on targets to reach net zero emissions, but now it must match those goals with policies, a senior EU official has said.
Economy & Jobs 05-03-2021

EU-US agree to suspend tariffs to settle aircraft subsidies dispute

The EU and the US agreed on Friday (5 March) to suspend the tariffs mutually imposed in the context of the Boeing-Airbus dispute, while both sides try to reach a compromise on the subsidies given to their aircraft manufacturers. 
Global Europe 29-01-2021

US, EU diplomacy chiefs discuss ‘ways to repair’ ties

The top EU and US diplomats discussed on Thursday (28 January) on how to "repair" their ties under President Joe Biden as Brussels and Washington prepare to work in concert on a range of issues.
Economy & Jobs 28-01-2021

EU envoy urges Biden to remove aluminum tariffs, settle aircraft subsidy dispute

The European Union's ambassador to the United States called on US President Joe Biden's administration to immediately lift tariffs imposed on steel and aluminum imports from the EU and to work to settle a longstanding dispute over aircraft subsidies.
Economy & Jobs 18-01-2021

France suggests pause on ‘poisonous’ US-EU trade standoff

The European Union and the US should "pause" a long-running tariff disagreement to allow the issue to be resolved, France's foreign minister suggested Sunday (17 January).

EU proposes ‘transatlantic green trade agenda’ in wake of Biden’s election

The European Commission has proposed establishing “a comprehensive transatlantic green agenda” to coordinate EU-US positions on climate change in the wake of Joe Biden’s election at the White House.
Global Europe 21-08-2020

US moves to reinstate Iran sanctions, opening row with Europe

The United States formally began the process Thursday (20 August) of activating a controversial mechanism aimed at reimposing sanctions on Iran, a move that was immediately rejected by European allies fighting to save the Iranian nuclear deal.
Energy 16-07-2020

Challenging Germany, US opens way for sanctions on Russia pipeline

Escalating pressure on Germany, US President Donald Trump's administration opened the way Wednesday for tough sanctions as the ally moves forward with the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline with Russia.
Economy & Jobs 07-07-2020

Eyeing United States, EU lawmakers seek quicker trade retaliation

EU lawmakers overwhelmingly backed a proposal on Monday (6 July) to allow the European Union to retaliate more quickly in trade disputes, with a clear eye on the tariffs imposed by US President Donald Trump.
Economy & Jobs 18-06-2020

Europe to push ahead with digital tax despite US ‘threats’

The European Commission plans to put forward a proposal for a digital tax if the international efforts fail this year after the US withdrawal, ignoring Washington’s threats if Europe moves ahead.
Economy & Jobs 18-06-2020

US-European trade talks stalled over ‘unsafe’ American food

US trade talks with the European Union and Britain have stalled in part due to suspicions of poor American food standards, Washington's chief negotiator said Wednesday (17 June).
Global Europe 15-06-2020

Pompeo talks to EU foreign ministers as rifts fester

EU foreign ministers will hold video talks with their US counterpart Mike Pompeo on Monday (14 June) as transatlantic rifts widen over Israel, international organisations and how to deal with China. The meeting kicks off a crunch week for US-Europe...
Economy & Jobs 26-03-2020

US exports to the EU still three times higher than to China

The export of US goods to the EU totalled $337 billion in 2019, an increase of 6% on the previous year, according to the Transatlantic Economy 2020 report, published on Thursday (26 March). At the same time, that figure was three times higher than the total of goods exported from the United States to China.
Economy & Jobs 05-03-2020

Von der Leyen sees ‘momentum’ for improving EU-US relations

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Thursday (5 March) "there might be momentum” for improving the EU's relationship with the US, but it remained unclear when she will present a trade offer to US President Donald Trump to avoid further tariffs.
Economy & Jobs 17-01-2020

Europe to assess whether US-China deal is WTO compatible

The EU will assess whether a US-China deal to roll back some bilateral tariffs in exchange for increased US imports to China is compatible with World Trade Organisation rules, said Trade commissioner Phil Hogan on Thursday (16 January).
Digital & Media 03-12-2019

We will ‘react as one’, EU tells US over French digital tax dispute

The European Commission wants to settle the latest trade dispute with the US over the French digital tax “amicably”, but warned that the bloc will “react as one” if Washington slaps tariffs on Paris.
Economy & Jobs 21-10-2019

A new trade policy with teeth and muscle

Europe is prepared to step up its response to unfair trade practices and push for a renewed WTO, aiming to display a more assertive stance towards its partners in the future.
Economy & Jobs 03-10-2019

WTO allows US to hit EU exports with record tariffs over Airbus case

The World Trade Organisation authorised the United States on Wednesday (2 October) to impose tariffs on EU goods worth up to $7.5 billion (€6.8 billion), as a response to illegal subsidies given by European governments to aerospace giant Airbus.
Economy & Jobs 01-10-2019

WTO in ‘critical situation’, EU warns

EU member states discussed on Tuesday (1 October) how to address the “critical situation” of the World Trade Organisation, as the US continues to block the renovation of its appellate body, key for the functioning of the institution.
Economy & Jobs 01-10-2019

Hogan convinces MEPs by toughening up trade stance

Phil Hogan obtained late on Monday (30 September) the MEPs’ preliminary approval to become the EU's next Trade Commissioner, promising a tougher stance towards China to ensure the protection of European values, and environmental principles in particular.