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transatlantic free trade area

First public consultation on the EU-USA transatlantic partnership

After a good fifty years of the project creating a transatlantic free trade area, (especially challenged by General de Gaulle ) this idea was revived in 2013. Started last summer the trade negotiation is already well advanced, since both parties have already conducted three bilateral meetings to sweep the major issues at stake. 28 Member States were briefed Monday, January 20 the forthcoming launch of a public consultation on the transatlantic partnership.