The US and EU seem to be on completely different pages ahead of expected trade talks

February 6, 2019


Ahead of anticipated trade talks between Washington and Brussels, expectations appear to be miles apart.

The two sides have long sought to rearrange their bilateral trade partnership, which is the largest in the world. But preliminary back-and-forths have suggested a resolution won’t be any easier after a truce was reached in July.

“Successful negotiations are far from guaranteed,” said Rachel Ellehuus, a former Pentagon official who now leads the Europe Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington think tank. “The US and EU have different negotiating priorities.”

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