EU leaders want US trade deal signed end-2015

Activists stage a protest against the US-EU Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in Brussels, on December 9, 2014EU leaders agreed at a summit Thursday to push for the signing of a huge but controversial free trade deal with the United States by the end of 2015. Talks on the TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Pact), which would be the world’s biggest trade deal, began 18 months ago and are still under way, with the next round due in February.

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