EU-US Trade Talks Southern European States Put on the Brakes

Germany wants the planned free-trade pact between the US and EU to be as broad as possible, but France and other Southern European nations want a number of issues affecting their farming industries to be excluded from the talks. Washington could run out of patience.
The US and EU flags at the European Council buidling in Brussels. How broad will a free-trade deal be?

The US and EU flags at the European Council buidling in Brussels. How broad will a free-trade deal be?

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