US Treasury secretary charms EU officials in Brussels

July 12, 2021 ☼ yellentreasurybideneurope

Source: POLITICO - Link

Within 24 hours of landing in Brussels, U.S. economy chief Janet Yellen had successfully stalled EU plans for a digital levy and told national governments how to run their economies.

Yet EU officials had nothing but effusive praise for their American visitor.

“We could say that in terms of our relationships with the U.S. we have gone from a winter of discontent to a summer of cooperation,” Economy Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni told journalists on Monday evening.

It is a good thing to be cooperative. It’s usually win-win.