EU believes free trade deal with US won’t be completed this year: source

EU believes free trade deal with US won't be completed this year: source

BERLIN: The European Commission believes it is unlikely that negotiations with the United States over a free trade deal will be completed under the current U.S. administration, a Commission source told Reuters on the condition of anonymity on Wednesday.It wants to preserve the interim status reached in negotiations between the European Union and the U.S. on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership , the source added.This would allow the Commission to continue negotiating with the next U.S. administration after President Barack Obama’s term expires in January.The source said there has been some progress on some issues, which the Commission wants to preserve, instead of starting from scratch with a new U.S. administration.The U.S ambassador to Germany, John B. Emerson, told a German broadcaster on Tuesday…

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