Bardella recalled that in the summer of 2022, the United States adopted the law "On Reducing Inflation", which involves the allocation of about $ 400 billion to finance the energy transition in the country over the next ten years.
Commenting on this decision, French President Emmanuel Macron expressed the opinion that such a policy "threatens to fragment the West." In turn, the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, noted that the new US law "causes concern in Europe."
In response to the statements of European politicians, Bardella called for the development of a strategy that would focus on satisfying the interests of the EU.
"Instead of regretting that in a globalized world during the crisis, the United States promotes the growth of its own companies and the labor market, wouldn't it be better for the European Union to use this opportunity to recognize how naïve it has been in recent years? Will the EU finally think about developing such a policy, the priorities of which will be re-industrialization and employment on its own territory?" he said in his address to the EC.
US President Joe Biden signed the law "On Reducing Inflation" approved by Congress in August 2022. In particular, the document provides for the provision of significant subsidies to manufacturers of electric vehicles, batteries and energy equipment, provided that they are issued in the United States.
As noted by the Executive Vice-President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis, this law contains elements of discrimination that will harm EU companies, their export opportunities to the United States, as well as Europe's ability to compete fairly with American products in the markets of third countries.