EU trade chief vague on deal’s end

Upcoming US talks dominated EU trade ministers’ meeting in Dublin.

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EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht and Richard Bruton, Irish minister for jobs, enterprise, and innovation, speak at the April 18 press conference in Dublin.
Anca Gurzu
Published: Thursday, 04/18/2013 5:54 pm EDT
Last Updated: Monday, 04/22/2013 12:44 am EDT

The European Union is determined to begin trade talks with the United States by this summer, but the bloc’s trade commissioner is giving no clues about the chance of wrapping up the Canadian deal by then.

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