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EU Aims for Free Trade Deal With US by End of Obama's Presidency - Merkel

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Angela Merkel said that European Union aims to reach a free trade agreement with the United States by the end of current US President Barack Obama's term.

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BERLIN (Sputnik) The European Union aims to reach a free trade agreement with the United States by the end of current US President Barack Obama's term, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday.

"We reiterated that we need a fast conclusion of talks on the Transatlantic Free Trade Area, and that it remains our goal to achieve such a political decision during Obama's presidency," Merkel told reporters.

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