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Amid renewed U.S. tariff threats, von der Leyen strikes optimistic tone

January 22, 2020 at 4:15 PM
While the Trump administration this week renewed threats to impose tariffs on European autos and auto parts, European Union Commission President Ursula von der Leyen took an opposite track, expressing optimism about an agreement that could be struck “in a few weeks.” “We don’t think it’s a good idea to have trade disputes over months but that we sit down together, we negotiate and find solutions, we exchange some numbers and views on fairness,” she told reporters on Wednesday in...

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