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Results of Recent European Parliament Elections Could Slow TTIP Talks

The recent European Parliament elections saw the rise of a number of parties critical of the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) free trade agreement, according to John Emerson, the U.S. ambassador to Germany.

"There is no question that the new parliament is somewhat less free-trade oriented than the current parliament," Emerson told the press. "That makes the job of obtaining ratification a little bit more challenging."

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