AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider -- Monday
Mon Apr 29, 2013 06:14 AM CDT

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

Europe Moving Closer to Trade Talks with U.S., But with Preconditions

A key European Parliament committee last week recommended that the European Union enter into negotiations with the United States on a comprehensive free trade agreement. The EP's International Trade Committee says it supports the launch of talks towards a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), and called on EU governments to give the European Commission permission to negotiate on the bloc's behalf in June.

The panel also called on the ...

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