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Under Trump, America is shooting itself in the foot, losing on trade: EU

America is shooting itself in the foot by withdrawing from global leadership on trade: Cecilia Malmstrom

Reuters  |  BRUSSELS 

The European Union's trade tsar has no idea what Donald Trump will tell his audience at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week, but she is clear what the EU's message to the U.S. president will be. America is shooting itself in the foot by withdrawing from global leadership on trade, Cecilia Malmstrom, the 49-year-old Swede who has served as Europe's trade commissioner for the past three years, told Reuters. Under Malmstrom's direction, the EU has juggled a dizzying array of trade talks over the past year. In July it clinched a preliminary deal with Japan. ...

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First Published: Tue, January 16 2018. 09:15 IST
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