Why the EU is still wary of America | Curio

Why the EU is still wary of America

8 mins | Mar 30, 2021

The transatlantic duo are an odd couple. "The same problems that strained the transatlantic relationship under Mr Trump remain under Mr Biden. Mr Trump’s harrumphing that Europe should spend 2% of GDP on defence was not a personal whim but a longstanding American demand that its allies must honour their promises. The 'America first' rhetoric may have gone, but many of its policies are still there, as European grumbling about the country’s failure to export vaccines attests. Anyone who these days suggests the revival of a comprehensive free-trade deal between America and the EU is laughed out of the room, with EU leaders now focused on protecting the bloc’s market rather than opening it up."

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From The Economist