Why Europeans may not want a U.S. trade deal



Julia Rone | The Washington Post

The United States just struck a trade agreement with Canada and Mexico — but what about Europe?

In August, U.S. officials reportedly pressed the European Union for a quick trade deal. Negotiations over TTIP — the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership — had come to a halt in 2017. Now, after imposing a series of trade sanctions on the E.U., President Trump appears to have changed his mind, and an E.U. agreement is back on the agenda.

The big question is whether political elites can now push an agreement forward. Popular opposition in Europe suggests that any future trade negotiations between the two sides will not be easy.

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