Donald Trump's administration kept his trading on tenterhooks before tabling the decision: the EU, Canada and Mexico continue to apply exemptions to import duties on steel and aluminium — until 1 June.
The leaders agreed to work toward "zero tariffs" between the US and the EU, which would decisively reverse the slew of trade tariffs imposed recently. The deal involves the EU purchasing natural gas from the US.
EU chief Juncker last week grandly promised US President Trump that Europe would buy more US soybeans and gas. In return the US would step back on car tariffs. But is the EU offering anything more than today's reality?
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says he is "cheerful and relaxed" ahead of a visit with Donald Trump to prevent a trade war with the US. He has arguments, but no offers. DW's Bernd Riegert reports.
As EU Commission President Juncker meets US President Donald Trump at a White House with an ever-changing lineup of top officials, European diplomats are still trying to figure out how to get things done in Washington.
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