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European Parliament Rejects Opening Trade Talks With Trump

Posted March 14, 2019

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues


The European Parliament failed to pass a resolution on Thursday (14 March) supporting the start of negotiations with the US on removing tariffs for industrial goods, worsening the prospects of de-escalating trade tensions between Brussels and Washington.

The negative vote followed the divisions among member states on whether to start trade talks with US President Donald Trump to remove the tariffs and progress on standards alignment.

Although the resolution is not binding, the parliament has to approve any deal agreed signed with the US, and EU governments said they wanted to hear the view of lawmakers before deciding. Click here to read more.