The free trade agreement between the USA and the EU, TTIP, has been declared dead by French and German ministers. German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said that it was due to the EU not wanting to bow to American demands and French Trade Minister Matthias Fekl said that there was no will from the Americans to continue.
However the Swedish government, which would like to have an agreement, says that the negotiations continue and is still hoping to reach an agreement. EU and Trade Minister Ann Linde (S), says, “There is no information that indicates the negotiations have stranded.”
Supporters of TTIP consider the German comments to be a domestic political manoeuvre.