Trump, Merkel Remain At Odds Over New Trade Talks

Law360, New York (March 17, 2017, 6:18 PM EDT) -- President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday espoused starkly different paths for the two countries’ trading relationship as Trump continued to stump for a bilateral trade agreement while Merkel aimed to revive talks between the U.S. and the entire European Union.

In a press conference before the two leaders’ lunch meeting, Trump gestured toward a possible standalone trade agreement between the U.S. and Germany, echoing a suggestion from top trade adviser Peter Navarro. But Merkel emphasized that EU member states cannot and will...
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