the countries of the EU ambassadors said on Thursday yes to begin formal handelssamtal with the united states, according to sources in Brussels. The final decision on a mandate to open negotiations is expected when the EU's agriculture ministers meet on Monday. And then, France will vote 'no', said the French executive office of the president.
from the president of the united states Donald Trump on various punitive measures against the EU and to the USA's decision to pull out of the paris agreement on climate. In the statement from the elysée palace is also said that France is likely to be the only country to vote against.
Since it is a majority decision where not all of the countries need to be united, so will the French the objection is not to block the opening of the handelssamtal with the united states.
the EUROPEAN commission has sought two separate negotiating mandate. A to remove tariffs on industrial products, the other is to make it easier for companies to get products approved in the united states and the EUROPEAN union.
their proposals in January, they got the support of most member states, but France put on crosswise, and required that agricultural products would be excluded. President of the French republic Emmanuel Macron has also demanded that the U.S. first to write on the paris agreement.
Trade relations between the EU and the united states ansträngdes further on Monday when US president Donald Trump threatened new duties on EU goods as punishment for the EU subsidize French Airbus.