EU, U.S. agree to work on
increasing trade cooperation - Commission
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[May 25, 2017]
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The
European Union and the United States have agreed to
start work on a plan to increase trade cooperation, a
European Commission spokeswoman said on Thursday.
U.S. President Donald Trump (L) walks with the President
of the European Council Donald Tusk after a meeting in
Brussels, Belgium, May 25, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Vidal
far as the Commission is concerned, President Juncker insisted
on intensifying trade cooperation which is a win-win situation
for both sides," the spokeswoman said after U.S. President
Donald Trump met European Commission President Jean-Claude
Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk."In this
context it was agreed to start work on a joint action plan on
trade," she said.
Tusk said in a televised statement after the meeting with Trump
that trade was one of the issues that remained "open". Talks
toward a planned EU-U.S. free trade agreement have been put on
hold since Trump's election victory on a more protectionist
platform last November.
(Reporting by Alastair Macdonald, writing by Philip Blenkinsop,
editing by Robert-Jan Bartunek)
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