We might have 'large difficulties in commerce' if Trump returns, French former ambassador to US says | EUROtoday

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Talking Europe speaks to considered one of France’s most distinguished diplomats. Philippe Etienne, as soon as dubbed “Macron’s diplomatic brain,” has been the French ambassador to Washington and Berlin in addition to the everlasting consultant to the European Union. We ponder Donald Trump’s attainable return to the White House – one thing that Etienne says might pose issues for Europe on commerce, given Trump’s penchant for tariffs. We additionally talk about Hungary’s presidency of the EU; the EU’s defence and safety agenda over the subsequent few months; and the hopes for a smoother EU-UK relationship following the British basic election.