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Fed-up European Union eyes a tit-for-tat response to Trump's tariff tactics

This is despite the fact that the two sides reached a "mutually acceptable solution" to the issue in 2006

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Jonathan Stearns | Bloomberg
Europe’s relationship with the U.S. has been stretched to the limit by President Donald Trump’s “America First’’ foreign policy. But disputes about aircraft subsidies and auto tariffs coming to a head over the next two months could put the allies in a trade war.

And while transatlantic relations have been fraying since Trump came to office more than two years ago, the European Union’s political calculus has changed, with the bloc considering taking a more aggressive stance toward the U.S., according to officials familiar with the EU strategy.

“Europe is cornered and has to fight back,” said Hosuk Lee-Makiyama, director of the

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First Published: Sep 30 2019 | 9:10 AM IST

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