9/21, 6:41 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Breton: Time to pause and reset EU-US relationship

European Commissioner for the Internal Market Thierry Breton (pictured) said on Tuesday in an address to the Atlantic Council that it is time to "pause and reset" the relationship between the European Union and the United States.

Breton described "a growing feeling in Europe ... that something is broken in our trans-Atlantic relations," and suggested that both the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan as well as the AUKUS deal fall-out were being described as a "wake-up call for Europe."

The commissioner touched on tensions created by the US government's invocation of the Defence Production Act which hindered EU vaccine production efforts. He also outlined areas where more cooperation but also increased European independence was needed, such as chip production, cyber security and the environment.

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