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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron prepare to address the media in Brussels German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and French President Emmanuel Macron prepare to address the media at the end of an EU summit in Brussels, July 21, 2020 (AFP pool photo by John Thys via AP Images).

The EU Gets a Budget, and China Loses a Consulate

Friday, July 24, 2020

In this week’s editors’ discussion on Trend Lines, WPR’s Judah Grunstein, Elliot Waldman and Prachi Vidwans talk about the implications of the European Union’s new seven-year budget and coronavirus recovery fund, which were agreed after four days and nights of contentious negotiations in Brussels. They also discuss the Trump administration’s sudden decision to shut down China’s consulate in Houston, and what that could mean for the downward spiral in U.S.-China relations.

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