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    The US-EU War Over Steel Tariffs Finally Comes to an End

    Written by Associate Editor: Andrea Rojas In 2018, former President Donald Trump placed a 25% tariff on steel and a 10% tariff on aluminum imported to the United States from any country in the European Union. The tariff resulted in the EU placing duties on American goods imported to the EU. Under the new agreement, the Trump-era tariff will remain in place but allows for “limited volumes” of EU-produced metals to be imported to the U.S. under a duty-free agreement. In a joint statement at the G20 summit, President Biden and European Commission head Ursula von der Leyen shared the agreement’s details. It emphasized restoring the transatlantic relationship between the…

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    What’s Going on With Brexit?

    By Alexandra Calhoun, Associate Editor In 2016, 51.9% of voters voted in favor of leaving the E.U. How that exit would take place would become a political firestorm. Former Prime Minister Theresa May lost her position because she couldn’t finish what she’d begun- Brexit. Boris Johnson then took her spot with the promise that he’d get a Brexit withdrawal agreement through Parliament. Boris Johnson once stated that he would rather be “dead in a ditch” than ask Brussels for an extension past October 31, 2019 and that the U.K. would leave on October 31st “deal or no deal” But “deal or no deal” was not the acceptable pathway for many…

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    Liberty, Equality, Paternity? France Divided Over Pending IVF Legislation

    By Brenna Mason, Associate Editor On October 6, 2019, thousands of people took to the streets of Paris to protest a French bill that would make in-vitro-fertilization (IVF) treatment available to women regardless of their relationship status or sexual orientation. The bill is the largest social issue President Emmanuel Macron has placed on his agenda since taking office in 2017. However, the subject matter of the proposed legislation has divided the country along moral and political lines. Under current French law, IVF treatment is only legal for heterosexual couples who have been married or in a civil union for at least two years and have been deemed infertile by a…

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