Robust EU approach
BRUSSELS: French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed support for a more robust European approach to trade, saying the bloc must respond if other countries block access to their markets.
At the end of a two-day EU summit, Macron said he favoured open markets but that Europe “cannot be naive”.
Merkel voiced support, saying Europe “must respond” if other countries prevented its companies competing for public contracts.
She singled out the US which has taken a more protectionist approach under President Donald Trump.