US, EU Launch Trade Talks Despite Spying Concerns

Law360, New York (July 8, 2013, 1:44 PM EDT) -- The U.S. and the European Union began formal talks for a long-planned trans-Atlantic free trade agreement on Monday, avoiding possible delays over alleged U.S. spying on European allies.

Running Monday through Friday in Washington, the initial round of talks for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is the first step toward the stated goal of reducing barriers in a trade relationship that already includes hundreds of billions of dollars in yearly trade, roughly $4 trillion in direct investment and which supports about 13 million jobs....
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