- Macron’s Visit to Washington Last Chance to Persuade Biden Avoid Trade War, Reports Say
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to Washington this week will be Europe’s last chance to convince US President Joe Biden to relax the legislation known as the Inflation Reduction Act and avoid a trade war, the Politico newspaper reported, citing sources.
The French president will pay an official five-day visit to the United States from November 29 to December 3. A meeting between Macron and Biden is scheduled to take place in Washington on December 1.
Macron wants to know whether Biden can offer cheaper gas and provide Europe with access to the US multi-billion-dollar green industry subsidy scheme, the newspaper reported, adding that if the US president refuses to make concessions on the US inflation legislation, then “a transatlantic trade war will be more or less inevitable.”
The European Union believes that the United States should show greater solidarity with Europe, which is bearing the “economic brunt” of sanctions against Russia, the report said.