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EU-U.S. mandate could be adopted Monday despite French opposition

April 12, 2019 at 4:50 PM
European member states are set to approve on Monday a mandate authorizing the European Commission to negotiate a limited trade deal with the United States despite a promise by French President Emmanuel Macron to oppose the talks. European ambassadors on Thursday approved mandates that would allow the Commission to negotiate a trade deal on industrial goods and conformity assessments. France voted against the mandates, but they were nonetheless approved by a qualified majority of member states. EU agriculture ministers will...


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