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AI, 6G, semiconductor supply chains and critical minerals were all discussed at the latest EU-US Trade and Technology Council (TTC), amid concerns that a victory for Republican candidate Donald Trump in this year's election would put an end to such cooperation. The sixth ministerial meeting of the TTC in Belgium aimed at …

  1. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    "No concrete action appears to have been decided"

    Well duh, it's just administrative busybodies that are making themselves look busy.

    Given the state of US politics, it's certain that any actual decision or accord made now stands every chance to be overturned if the OHSG get re-elected. He did, after all, decide to flush the existing Paris accords down the drain. He doesn't give a shit about previous engagements.

    1. codejunky Silver badge

      Re: "No concrete action appears to have been decided"

      @Pascal Monett

      "He did, after all, decide to flush the existing Paris accords down the drain"

      To be fair not everyone would consider that a loss.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: "No concrete action appears to have been decided"

        Do Tufton Street and their paymasters really count though?

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: "No concrete action appears to have been decided"

          Tufton Street: Shine a light on dark money in politics:

          Who pulls the strings of the shady groups at 55 Tufton Street? We’ve started a legal campaign to uncover this insidious network of think-tanks and lobby groups that influence our politics – and to expose who’s behind them.

    2. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

      Re: "No concrete action appears to have been decided"

      I suppose the EU will have its retaliations ready to go, based on provious experience.

      1. IGotOut Silver badge

        Re: "No concrete action appears to have been decided"

        'I suppose the EU will have its retaliations ready to go, based on provious experience."

        Nice Fabs you're building in the US there, soooo be a shame if we stopped the export of the lithography machinery you need to actually get them running.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Shadow of Trump hangs over the USA too...

    1. I am David Jones Silver badge
      Mushroom

      Shadow of Trump hangs over the world

  3. t245t Silver badge
    Big Brother

    The Trump delusion ..

    The Trump delusion was that he thought he ran the US. The Washington Blob was/is disabusing him of that delusion. Through repeated abuse of the judicial system.

    The Washington Blob: Its Blind Arrogance May Lead to War with Russia

    1. DS999 Silver badge

      Re: The Trump delusion ..

      The only one abusing the legal system is Trump, in trying to delay all his trials hoping to win the election and order the DOJ to dismiss the charges. If they were bogus charges he'd be eager to have them in court so his lawyers could p0wn the DOJ attorneys and show how paper thin their case was as the jury laughed it out of court.

      Unfortunately for MAGA dopes you like he's guilty and he knows it, that's why he's terrified of going to trial. He can't use the excuse of biased judges and juries - he's done everything he can to delay the Florida stolen documents case overseen by a judge he appointed that would draw a jury pool from a red district in Florida. Surely he should demand his right to a speedy trial to insure that gets heard from the election so he can prove to skeptics like me that he was framed. But we both know why that's the last thing he wants!

    2. Spazturtle Silver badge

      Re: The Trump delusion ..

      "May Lead to War with Russia"

      Don't get my hopes up like that.

  4. Tron Silver badge

    There may be trouble ahead.

    If the US forces the EU to block cheap green tech from China, there will be no green transition any time soon. Western government policies are beggaring their citizens - people who needed to be comfortably off to do stuff like buy an expensive EV or solar panels. You can have a green transition or you can tribalise the planet, But not both. Time to stock up on high factor sunblock.

    President Trump 2.0 will be a fun ride. Ukraine becomes a mechanism for hammering those annoying European competitors. Taiwan becomes an Oriental Ukraine and hammers the SE Asian competitors. The US can then become Top Nation by some distance in the West. But don't worry. If your cities get trashed, the USG will put you in debt for generations as vassal states of Uncle Sam with a new Marshall Plan.

    If history teaches us anything, it is that it repeats itself. Because humanity never learns from its past mistakes. If you are too old to be conscripted (that is, recycled as heroic canon fodder), just move to the countryside. Otherwise get to Canada before they close the borders. Which I think NZ have just done.

    Post WWII, with millions dead, people decided to trade with and visit each other - globalisation and tourism - as an alternative to killing thy neighbours, and being killed by them. It worked well. But people forget how bad war is. Politicians exploit prejudice and xenophobia. As they slowly kill the economy with incompetent, tribalised policies, they cover it up by scapegoating others. Then they sell war as a beautiful solution rather than cataclysmic disaster. Then they sit in their parliaments, sending people out to die as everything gets trashed. They always say this war will be different. Maybe it will be - the effect on climate change and any nuclear reactors that go pop may well push the climate over the edge. 50 degree summers etc. Perhaps they will agree to stop the wars for a bit whenever it gets too hot to wear khaki.

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