The great transatlantic trade charade

Talks between the US and EU don’t look like they can make progress. That was never the big idea.

Talks between the US and EU don’t look like they can make progress. That was never the big idea.

“The United States and Europe say they want to negotiate a trade deal, but the talks look like a smokescreen.
The prime motivation for keeping everybody at the table — even as an act of political theater — is to try to stop U.S. President Donald Trump from imposing a 25 percent tariff on European cars and igniting a full-blown trade war. (…)”