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EU hopes to have negotiating mandate for U.S. talks by early 2019

November 12, 2018 at 9:01 AM
European trade ministers are hoping to give the European Commission a mandate to negotiate a trade deal with the United States by early 2019, EU officials said last week. A mandate would follow the release of a report by the U.S.-EU Executive Working Group, expected by the end of the year. Following a meeting with the EU’s trade ministers and EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström on Friday, Austrian Economy Minister Margarete Schramböck said she hoped member states would be able...


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