EU will go ahead with US free trade talks in parallel with spying investigations

The European Commission has said it will be going ahead with EU – US free trade talks next Monday, but that they will run in parallel to discussions of allegations that the US spied on EU institutions.

The free trade negotiations will run in Washington, with a press conference with chief negotiators scheduled for 12 July at 1430 (UK time).

This comes following a call from the French for a two week temporary suspension of talks while spying is looked into.

It's estimated that the trade agreement could boost EU GDP by €119bn and US GDP by €95bn.

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