August 30th, 2016

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Current talks on TTIP deal with US should be halted – French foreign trade minister

Russia Today News 30 Aug, 2016

Current talks between the EU and the US on the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) should be halted and new ones should be started, Minister of State for Foreign Trade Matthias Fekl told French media.
“There is no more political support in France for these negotiations,” and “France calls for an end to these negotiations,” Fekl told RMC radio.

La France demande l'arrêt des négociations du #TAFTA#TTIPMatthias Fekl (@MatthiasFekl) August 30, 2016

One of the problems of the deal lies in the US attitude towards the negotiations, he said.

“The Americans give nothing or just crumbs… That is not how negotiations are done between allies,” Fekl said. “We need a clear and definitive halt to these negotiations in order to restart on a good foundation.”

France “demands a halt to TAFTA [Transatlantic Free Trade Area] and TTIP [Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership],” he tweeted.

Fekl said that France will raise the case at a meeting of EU foreign trade ministers in Bratislava, Slovakia, in September.

#TTIP negotiations between EU and US have de facto failed’ – German economy minister https://t.co/maHHdSUcUk
— RT (@RT_com) August 28, 2016
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