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EU Tells Trump to Brace for Retaliation Over Metal Tariffs

  • EU’s trade chief urges halt to plan for steel, aluminum levies
  • Malmstrom alert follows EU proposal to hit range of U.S. goods
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European Commission Has 'Serious Doubts' About Justification for Tariffs
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The European Union mounted a last-ditch push to stop U.S. President Donald Trump from triggering tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum, vowing a “firm” response and warning of widespread damage from a trans-Atlantic trade war.

“I truly hope that this will not happen,” EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom told reporters on Wednesday in Brussels. “A trade war has no winners.”