The planned US tariffs on steel imports are a thorn in the side of the European Steel Association. Eurofer Director General Axel Eggert tells DW the duties' impact on the European Union may be devastating.
US carmaker General Motors (GM) has announced 14,000 job cuts and the closure of several plants worldwide, including four in the US. President Donald Trump is furious, but he's partly to blame, says DW's Henrik Böhme.
President Donald Trump's delay of his decision on punitive tariffs shows he is not interested in settling the dispute. He is simply addicted to attention and needs a stage. That's dangerous, says Bernd Riegert.
In the wake of US tariffs on steel and aluminum, the EU has made several counter moves and has now raised tariffs of its own on steel imports which exceed quotas based on current levels.
The European Comission will back Spain's fight to defend its olive exporters, who were hit by Donald Trump's tariffs in June 2018. Madrid considers the punitive measure to be "an evident prejudice" on olive producers.
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