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Merkel "not happy" with Trump's rejection of major Pacific trade deal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday criticised the decision of US president-elect Donald Trump to withdraw immediately from a major cross-Pacific trade deal negotiated under outgoing President Barack Obama.

EU: New talks on US trade deal unlikely after Trump win

New talks on a pending trade deal between the European Union and the United States were unlikely, the bloc's top trade official said on Friday, days after Donald Trump's surprise victory in the presidential election.

US pushing for TTIP deal ahead of Obama's Germany trip

The United States said Wednesday it is continuing to push forward with a US-European trade agreement with the "ambitious" goal of completing talks before the end of the year despite indications the deal is in trouble.

Obama defends TTIP deal with Europe: Free trade brings prosperity

Globalization, particularly in the form of free trade, has improved the lives of "billions of people," US President Barack Obama said Tuesday, defending the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement being sought with the European Union.

TTIP negotiations to continue through US elections

The European Union and the United States will continue negotiations over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement despite the forthcoming change in US leadership, negotiators said Friday.

EU no longer expects TTIP by January, but most want talks to go on

The European Union no longer expects to agree a free trade deal with the United States by the end of President Barack Obama's term, but most of its member states are keen on continuing the negotiations, officials said Friday.

Thousands protest free trade deals as EU gears up to sign with Canada

Nine thousand people took to the streets of Brussels on Tuesday to demonstrate against free trade deals that the European Union is pursuing with Canada and the United States.

German rallies attract 320,000 protesting trade deals with US, Canada

Tens of thousands of protesters carrying placards and banners braved rainy weather in cities across Germany on Saturday to march against the European Union's efforts to sign new far-reaching trade deals with both the United States and Canada.

Protesters across Germany rally against trade deals

Demonstrators took to the streets of seven German cities on Saturday in a bid to head off Europe's plans to sign new far-reaching trade deals with both the United States and Canada.

Juncker: EU-US trade deal remains a priority

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Sunday that the trade deal being negotiated between the European Union and United States remains a priority, in spite of rising skepticism about it success.

Hollande joins in criticism of TTIP deal as EU defends progress

French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday became the latest European leader to speak out against the free trade deal being negotiated with the United States, saying the talks would not meet an end-of-year deadline.

Germany says TTIP has not failed, contradicting Merkel deputy

The German government said Monday that talks between the European Union and the United States on the free trade agreement known as TTIP would continue, contradicting comments from Chancellor Angela Merkel's deputy that they had "effectively failed."

EU-US trade deal talks have failed, German economy minister says

EU talks with the United States over the planned free trade agreement known as TTIP have failed, Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said in an interview with German public broadcaster ZDF on Sunday.

US negotiator: Brexit "affects the balance" of EU-US trade deal

Britain's planned departure from the European Union will affect the balance of a mammoth free trade agreement the bloc is negotiating with the United States, Washington's chief negotiator said Friday, as both sides wrapped up their 14th round of talks.

Negotiations on EU-US free trade deal resume in Brussels

US and EU negotiators launched their 14th round of talks on a mammoth and controversial free trade deal in Brussels on Monday, amid persistent doubts over whether the agreement can be wrapped up by the end of the year as planned.

EU leaders will be asked in June to recommit to US free trade talks

EU leaders will be asked at their June summit to recommit to controversial free trade negotiations being conducted with the United States, the bloc's executive said Monday.

Europe won't allow standards to be lowered for TTIP

The aim of the TTIP, which the EU and US have been negotiating since mid-2013, is to create the largest free trade zone in the world and is part of a plan for a common transatlantic market.

Foreign ministry publishes study on TTIP impact on Croatia

The Croatian Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs announced in a statement on Tuesday it had posted a study on the impact of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) on Croatia on its website.

MP Petrina slams PM over TTIP

"I ask that the prime minister and some government ministers be recalled because of the TTIP which has been kept back from parliament and its deputies, namely because of arrival of Monsanto in Croatia," Petrina said at the start of today's session.

Hollande: France cannot accept US-EU trade deal in current state

French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday that his country at this stage "says no" to a free trade deal between the United States and the European Union that is being negotiated behind closed doors.

France says halting US-EU trade deal talks "most likely option"

France's minister of state for trade blasted the closed-door negotiations on a free trade deal between the United States and the European Union, saying a halt to the talks was "the most likely option."

EU, US play down TTIP leaks, insist trade deal won't lower standards

The European Union and the United States reject claims that a trade agreement they are negotiating would lower consumer protection in Europe, arguing that newly leaked documents do not reflect the final deal.

White House "not concerned" by TTIP leaks

The White House is "not concerned" about leaks of details of US-European Union trade negotiation and does not believe they will have a "material impact" on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), spokesman Josh Earnest says.

What do the leaked EU-US trade documents tell us?

New details emerged about a mammoth free trade deal being negotiated between the European Union and the United States on Monday when the environmental group Greenpeace leaked 248 pages of classified documents on the state of play.

EU, US insist trade deal won't lower standards, play down leaks

The European Union and the United States rejected arguments Monday that a trade agreement they are negotiating would lower consumer protections in Europe, arguing that documents leaked by the Greenpeace environmental group do not reflect the final deal.

Washington dismisses TTIP leak as "misleading" and "flat out wrong"

The United States trade representative refers to the documents leaked by Greenpeace on free trade negotiations between his country and the European Union as "misleading at best and flat out wrong at worst."

EU insists US trade deal won't lower standards, plays down leaks

The European Union rejected arguments Monday that a trade agreement being negotiated with the United States would lower consumer protections, arguing that documents leaked by the Greenpeace environmental group did not reflect the final deal.

Top EU trade official: TTIP will not lower protections, standards

The European Union will not agree to lower consumer protections or standards on food safety or the environment in free trade negotiations with the United States, says the bloc's top trade official, noting that Monday's leaked documents do not represent the final deal.

Merkel pushes for "speedy completion" of TTIP despite leak

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is pushing for the "speedy completion" of negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) despite a leak that has cast doubt on the deal between the European Union and the United States.

Greenpeace: TTIP circumvents consumer protections, should be scrapped

A trade deal between the United States and the European Union should be scrapped, environmental group Greenpeace said Monday after publishing confidential documents it says are proof of US efforts to circumvent the bloc's consumer protections.

The pros and cons of the EU-US TTIP free trade deal

Once finalized, TTIP will create the world's largest free trade area, with about 800 million consumers.

Time for TTIP is now: Obama, Merkel call for action on trade deal

US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel stepped up their campaigns for a US-European Union trade deal by calling Sunday for action to accelerate talks to conclude the agreement.

US calls on German government to work harder to promote trade deal

US Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker called on the German government to work harder to promote the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal with the European Union, which has faced opposition in Germany.

TTIP protest turnout in Hanover lower than expected as Obama arrives

Some 200 protesters gathered in Hanover on Sunday to demonstrate against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) being negotiated between the US and the European Union, as US President Barack Obama arrived in the city.

Tens of thousands march against TTIP in Hanover ahead of Obama visit

At least 35,000 people joined in protests against the TTIP transatlantic free trade deal in Hanover on Saturday, police said, a day before US President Barack Obama was due to arrive in the northern German city.

Up to 50,000 expected at TTIP protest in Hanover ahead of Obama visit

Organizers of a mass rally in Hanover against the TTIP free trade deal were expecting up to 50,000 people to take part in protests on Saturday, a day before US President Barack Obama was due to arrive in the northern German city.

EU, US kick off new round of trade talks marred by Greenpeace protest

The European Union and the United States kicked off Monday their 12th round of talks on a free trade deal that they argue will boost their economies, but which continues to face criticism.

NGOs warn of possible conflict of interest of agencies in charge of TTIP study

Babic told Hina that the ministry had commissioned the study and would decide on whether to accept it or not, weighing arguments for and against, and possibly request a new study.