For example, while President Trump viewed the World Trade Organization with suspicion and derision, there are hopes that Mr Biden will focus instead on encouraging reform and modernisation of the organisation, which policies global trade. 3: A reset of the EU trade relationship The spat between US aircraft maker Boeing and European rival Airbus over claims of unfair state help preceded President Trump. But it was he who decided to levy tariffs on $7.5bn (£5,7bn) worth of European luxuries in response. Five questions for Joe Biden on the economy‘Let’s work together!’ World reacts to Biden winFive reasons Biden won the electionWhy Donald Trump lost Chinese handbags, French wine and Scottish cashmere: all have been weaponised by President Donald Trump, the self-proclaimed tariff man. 2: Same dream, different means Ultimately, while there is potential for a change in trade stance from a new president, his bulging domestic in-tray may distract him for some time. That is likely to mean offering an olive branch to the EU, with an offer to pour (lower tariff) oil on troubled waters. Here’s five things to be aware of: Mr Biden prefers the idea of strength in numbers – a multilateral approach – by getting traditional allies onside. With US unemployment having more than doubled during the course of the pandemic, promises to bolster livelihoods on home soil have a potent appeal. Related Topics Mr Biden’s pledges include penalising US firms that move jobs abroad. And like Mr Trump, he harbours concerns over China’s ambitions and way of doing business. There is more to trade than shipping containers lining ports. That was after the UK’s proposed Internal Market Bill risked the imposition of a physical customs border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Manchester City showed their soft underbelly on the road as Southampton held out for a point manager Manuel Pellegrini felt the hosts fully deserved. Life away from the Etihad Stadium has been tough for City, who have won just two away Barclays Premier League matches this season – the latest of which came at West Brom on Wednesday. It had looked like Pellegrini would oversee another as City came flying out of the blocks on the south coast, with Sergio Aguero sweeping home early on. However, Saints rallied with a performance that belied their recent poor form and deservedly levelled just before the break through Dani Osvaldo’s exquisite strike. Mauricio Pochettino’s side bossed the remainder of the match but were unable to find a winner. “It is a good point,” Pellegrini said. “I don’t feel like we lost two points. “In all the other games away I felt like we deserved more but here this was the result that both teams deserved. “I always say that if you don’t play well and you can’t win, then at least don’t lose. We didn’t play well but we got a point.” It had looked early on as if City would run amok at St Mary’s, as Aguero struck home and Aleksandar Kolarov nodded just wide moments later. Aguero also wasted a gilt-edged chance midway through the first half – something City were made to rue as Southampton’s high pressing and possession game made life difficult. “I know how (Mauricio) Pochettino likes his teams to play and they did very well,” Pellegrini said, having faced the former Espanyol boss during the pair’s time in Spain. “It’s a hard place to come. It’s a very good team, in a good position in the table. “They lost their last few games against Arsenal, Chelsea and Aston Villa but before that they played really well. “We lost control of the game. We started well, we had chances to score the second one and after that I think we started to play too quickly. That was the problem during the first half.” Much will be made of another underwhelming away display by City, but Southampton deserve credit for their performance in the face of adversity. Successive losses to Arsenal, Chelsea and Aston Villa have been compounded by mounting injury worries, with seven first-team players unavailable for this match. “I think overall the performance was amazing from my team,” Pochettino said. “I think we have been on a negative run of results as of late but the thing about this team is it keeps believing. “I think this bad run of results we have been on has been due to different factors – maybe we have been unfortunate a little bit in a few of these games. “This team believes and I think this team is on a good run in how it plays. It tries to play always the same way, it tries to play well the same way. “I think against Manchester City we beat them on possession against a team that has the biggest record on possession in the league. Overall I am very happy with the team.” One player in particular, though, will undoubtedly take the headlines. Osvaldo put City captain Vincent Kompany on his backside, cut back past Pablo Zabaleta and shot into the top corner to draw Saints level in style. “It was a great goal,” Pochettino said of the man who may well face England at next year’s World Cup with Italy. “I think we were all able to see it and to all eyes it was an amazing goal.” Press Association
The most successful head coach of the U-17 national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sakib Malkočević, who achieved a qualification for the European Championship three times, stayed yesterday and today in the FF BH Training Centre in Zenica, where he followed the preparations of the cadets.Malkočević, who now performs the function of scout of all youth selections, is happy that he attended one national team’s gathering after March.“After everything that has happened in the world lately, we have all wished for socializing, matches, gatherings and these days I feel very good here. I am glad to be here again with my colleagues and on the preparations of the new generation of players. I hope that everything will be fine in the autumn and that the boys will play in the qualifications”, says Malkočević and points out that his health condition is better and that he is feeling well.The cadets played a control match yesterday, and Malkočević also conveys his impressions:“Given that they did not gather enough due to the corona situation, and that they did not have enough matches, we can be satisfied with what we saw yesterday. There is certainly a quality that can meet the requirements. Along with players from abroad, we hope that this generation can also reach the elite qualifying round. That should be our goal, and everything above that is a great success.”Sakib Malkočević hopes for good results of the senior national team as well:“It would be a really great thing if both the U-17 and U-19 national teams made a success in the qualifications. We are very much looking forward to the matches of our “A” national team and we all want them to successfully complete the play-offs for the European Championship. Above all, I hope that the players will be healthy and ready for the Nations League and play-off matches. It would be a great thing for our Federation and for the State if the “A” team qualified for the big competition.”