It is not a surprise that the United States aims to control its citizens wherever they live.
Here is some recent activity from some members of the Government of two countries, France and Netherlands — both making an attempt to protect their citizens from U.S. FATCA control. See links for details:
From Bloomberg (May 15, 2019):
“France should renegotiate its FATCA tax treaty with the U.S. and consider unilaterally pulling out if it can’t win concessions to protect dual nationals, a French parliamentary report said…which was co-written by a deputy from President Emmanuel Macron’s party and one from the center-right opposition…”
The Dutch Tax minister Menno Snel says: “This week I spoke to a number of Dutch people who experience problems because of the American FATCA regulations…They are confronted with high costs and red tape, while they did not even realise they are liable for tax in the US…I am going to do my best to try to find a solution for these people while I am in Washington…”
Some comments on the Netherlands report on the American Expatriates FB site:
“Who knew the French and Dutch were so awesome!” “I’d love to say this gives me hope for Germany, but nope, German politicians are well aware of who their financial master is and are quite eager to engage in kowtowing.” “There are more Americans in Canada than anywhere else, and little pushback in general to FATCA, probably because bank accounts aren’t being closed. What pushback there is through the courts which the government is fighting us over.”