Germany and France have said that they will respond “firmly” to the US if it imposes tariffs on European steel and aluminum.
On Wednesday, French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire said that as long-time US allies, the EU does not deserve such actions by the US.
“We will not accept that Europe be struck with tariffs on steel and aluminum. We are allies of the United States. We are friends of the United States and we do not want to be struck with aggressive measures, such as the tariffs,” he said while addressing the forum of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris.
“So, we will see what our decision will be depending on (US) President Donald Trump’s decision, probably by tomorrow during the day,” he added.
Meanwhile, German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said Trump’s plan will start a “trade war,” to which the EU will respond to with an iron fist.
“Europe is united and firm. We have worked in an extremely…