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Merkel: EU-US trade deal 'cannot be concluded now'

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Euronews.com 17. 11. 2016
US President Barack Obama had wide-ranging talks with Germany’s Angela Merkel on Thursday as part of his valedictory European tour. In two months he will be gone, but he was fulsome in his praise for the woman he called his “steadiest and most reliable ally.”
As for his successor, in answers to journalists’ questions afterwards Obama had this to say:
“I don’t expect that the president-elect will follow exactly our blueprint or our approach, but my hope is that he does not simply take a realpolitik approach and says that, ‘If we just cut some deals with Russia, even if it hurts people, or even if it violates international norms, or even if it leaves smaller countries vulnerable, or creates long-term problems in regions like Syria’ that we just do whatever’s convenient at the time.’”

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