Almost a month after an extremely consequential US midterm election, the initial collective sigh of relief felt by most Europeans seems to have given way to pause, if not revived concern. President Macron’s recent official state visit to Washington and the gloomy mood in the recent EU-US Trade and Technology Council summit both laid bare some of the emerging rifts.

Instead of focusing overly on these irritants, however, both transatlantic partners should rather concentrate on how to work better and faster together to tackle some of the bigger issues. The window of opportunity to do so may prove short-lived.

The midterms that flipped the script.


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