Why EU-US free trade agreement would benefit both sides

President Obama announced in his State of the Union speech that talks will start on a free trade agreement between the European Union and the United States. A pact would promote growth and jobs on both sides of the Atlantic, writes the EU ambassador to the US.

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    President Obama delivers his State of the Union speech on Capitol Hill Feb. 12, where he announced that negotiations will start on a free trade agreement with the European Union. EU Amb. João Vale de Almeida writes in his op-ed: 'Reaching an ambitious economic agreement between us would send a powerful message to the rest of the world about our leadership in shaping global economic governance in line with our values.'
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