Obama, Merkel Promote Free Trade Deal Ahead Of Talks

Law360, New York (June 19, 2013, 1:39 PM EDT) -- With difficult talks for a transatlantic free trade agreement set to begin next month, President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel reiterated Wednesday that such a deal would be a boon to both the U.S. and the European Union if completed.

Speaking at a joint press conference in Berlin, Obama described the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership as an opportunity that, if seized, could help both economies rise out of lingering economic troubles.

“If we are successful in these negotiations, we can grow economies...
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