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France Calls for EU-US Trade Deal Negotiations To Be Suspended For Two Weeks

France has said it wants a “temporary suspension” of free trade talks between the EU and the US while claims that the Americans have been spying on EU countries are investigated.

A government spokeswoman said that delaying the talks by a fortnight “would be wise”.

The EU confirmed yesterday that it would be going ahead with the talks, due to start next Monday, although it did say that the matter would need to be cleared up for the talks to be successful. The talks are expected to take at least a few years.

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