European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso
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G8 Summit: Jose Manuel Barroso hails EU-US trade talks

Jose Manuel Barroso has hailed EU-US plans to negotiate "a comprehensive transatlantic trade and investment partnership agreement".

The European Commission president said such a move would have been difficult to imagine two years ago, acknowledging that reaching a deal would not be easy.

But he said such a partnership would have "real strategic importance... for growth and jobs".

  • 17 Jun 2013
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