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Macron Accuses US of Trade ‘Double Standard’ Amid Energy Crunch

Emmanuel Macron
Emmanuel MacronPhotographer: Valeria Mongelli/Bloomberg

French President Emmanuel Macron slammed US trade and energy policies for creating “a double standard” with Europe as resentment builds over the economic price the continent is paying over Russia’s war in Ukraine.

“The North American economy is making choices for the sake of attractiveness, which I respect, but they create a double standard” with lower energy prices domestically while selling natural gas to Europe at record prices, Macron said at a news conference in Brussels following a meeting of European Union leaders.