12.05.2021

In the United States, protests against Trump’s migration policy

Tens of thousands of people opposed the separation of migrant families in the United States. The court’s ruling on forced family reunification is being delayed. Tens of thousands on Saturday, June 30, marched in a number of U.S. cities, disagreeing with Migration Policy President Donald Trump. Participants in the protests, including many of the Democratic Party’s politicians, went under the slogan “Families must be together,” referring to forced separation of refugee families, as a result of which adults were imprisoned for a long time.

These measures are part of Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy, under which the current US authorities intend to stop the illegal flow of migrants on the southern border with Mexico. Trump announced a temporary cessation of this practice, but now parents and children are sent to custody together. Over the past weeks, more than 2,500 minor children were separated from their families. A court ruling on the enforcement of family reunification is delayed.

Protests began in the morning local time in cities in the eastern United States. In the capital of the country, Washington, about 50 thousand people took to the streets, including some celebrities, for example, singer Alisha Keyes. Near the White House, another demonstration took place: a small group of people spoke out in support of Trump’s migration policy.

In Boston, Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke at a rally and demanded a change in official duties for US Immigration and Customs officers, who were repeatedly seen as abusing migrants.

Trump complains about trade with the European Union

According to the US president, the EU is “as bad as China in matters of trade.” Trump once again complained about the EU’s desire to earn “surplus” on trade with the United States. According to US President Donald Trump, the European Union in world trade is “as bad as China – only less.” Trump expressed his opinion on Sunday, July 2, in an interview with Fox News. The American president complained that the EU in trade relations with the United States aimed at a very large profit, while at the same time allocating too little within NATO. “At NATO, we spend a fortune to protect them. What they do with us is terrible, ”Trump said. He also said that he “loves” the EU in some way, but Americans are “unfairly” treating Americans across the Atlantic. Earlier, Trump has repeatedly accused China of dishonest methods of doing business.

Trump has for many years been opposed to the proliferation of German cars in the United States. The American president has repeatedly complained that cars of the BMW and Mercedes concerns are massively arriving in the United States, almost free of duties, while duties on American cars in Europe are very high. In reality, cars from the EU are subject to 2.5 percent duties in the United States, and 10 percent to cars from the United States in Europe. At the same time, the United States increased duties on trucks and pickups to 25 percent, while in the EU, on average, cars of this kind are taxed at 14 percent.

On June 1, 2018, the White House introduced duties on steel and aluminum products from Europe. In response, Brussels announced the imposition of retaliatory duties on American goods totaling 2.8 billion euros. Donald Trump threatened to impose additional payments on European cars, primarily those manufactured in Germany. The EU wants to ease tensions in a trade conflict. The head of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, intends to pay a visit to Washington in July to discuss ways out of the trade crisis there.

USA vs EU: trump will show its true face

Gazprom may enter the RMB borrowing market for the first time.

Sources of news agencies ITAR-TASS and Interfax on Thursday, April 10, reported that Gazprom was considering all options, including the “symbolic” issue of Eurobonds denominated in Chinese currency. It was also noted that “the placement of Eurobonds in RMB is interesting, as it expands the base of potential investors.”

For the first time information about the possibility of entering the debt market in RMB from the side of Gazprom appeared in 2011. The head of the financial and economic department of the company, Andrei Kruglov, then stated that “the option with RMB is possible, the company is actively working with China.”

It is worth noting that Russian companies have already resorted to borrowing in the currency of China. In particular, banks such as VTB, Gazprombank and Rosselkhozbank have already placed Eurobonds denominated in RMB.

A more active use of the renminbi by one of the largest energy companies in the world can be seen as a signal of continued strengthening of financial and economic ties between Russia and China amid cooling relations with Western countries and the threat of new sanctions against Russia by the United States and the EU.

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