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Germany suggests new EU trade talks with U.S. after elections

Christian Democratic Union party leadership meeting in Berlin

BERLIN (Reuters) – The European Union should try again to reach a trade agreement with Washington after the U.S. election, German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said on Friday.

Both sides were faced with the same challenges in their relations to China, said Kramp-Karrenbauer, a close ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel.

“China’s aggressive state capitalism, its handling of currency issues, the question of whether we have a level playing field accessing each other’s market, the protection of intellectual property, the unity of state and party,” Kramp-Karrenbauer said.

(Reporting by Sabine Siebold; editing by Thomas Seythal)

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