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EU-US FTA by January 2017 still possible: trade official

Brussels

EUROPEAN Union Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem said that the EU and US can still reach a free trade agreement before US President Barack Obama leaves office in January 2017, pledging an intensification of talks in the coming months.

"That is our Plan A - we're working very hard from both sides to achieve that," Ms Malmstroem said in a Bloomberg Television interview from Washington on Thursday. "Content is more important than speed, but our aim and our sincere wish is to do everything...

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