State of the Union Obama Backs Trans-Atlantic Trade Deal with EU

Both Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron have long favored a potential trans-Atlantic free trade agreement. Though US President Barack Obama backed the idea in his State of the Union address on Tuesday evening, wrangling over the details could prove problematic.
US President Barack Obama backed a trans-Atlantic free trade agreement during his State of the Union address on Tuesday.

US President Barack Obama backed a trans-Atlantic free trade agreement during his State of the Union address on Tuesday.

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