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France concerned by US climate bill but doesn’t want ‘war’

"France will be a troublesome ally as it always speaks its mind."

(AFP) — France’s foreign minister voiced alarm Friday over a massive U.S. climate spending package, saying it risked unfair competition, but said Europe did not want a green trade war.

  • Agence France-presse
  • Courthouse News Service

Parts of President Joe Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act, which will pump $370 billion into green energy, “from our point of view impact the level playing field between the US and European actors,” Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna said at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.

Her remarks echo German and French economic ministers who this week at a meeting in Berlin called for a…

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