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Winter is coming: Trump tariff clash looms for von der Leyen

1 month ago   |   By Politico

The first big battle for Ursula von der Leyen's new European Commission is already clear: it's a trade clash with U.S. President Donald Trump.
The incoming EU leader is adamant that she wants to create a “geopolitical” Commission that responds to threats from China and the U.S., and she's probably going to have to prove her mettle as a global gunslinger within weeks.
A confidential World Trade Organization ruling, issued Friday, allows Trump to trigger a full-blown trade war by imposing tariffs on billions of euros of European exports, from as soon as September 30.
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