He noted a difficult period in the life of Europe due to the Ukrainian conflict and trade decisions made in the United States.

“If Europe does not respond, accelerating the greening of the US economy will mean the de-industrialization of Europe,” Macron is quoted by TASS.

On December 1, Macron said that the US inflation and climate law would negatively affect relations between Western countries.

Die Welt wrote that the EU's response to the United States' Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) threatens a trade war between the allies.

The French president expressed confidence that European countries need to achieve greater autonomy from the United States, including within the framework of the North Atlantic Alliance.