Secretary of State Kerry Seeks EU Support On Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Treaty

Just a day after a visit to the United Kingdom, newly-minted U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pressed the flesh with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to garner support for a new free-trade treaty in the Atlantic sphere.

The former U.S. senator and presidential candidate's efforts fell on receptive ears. Both Merkel and German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle heralded his ideas, assuring him that Germany considered a Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Treaty a top priority as well.  


Proclaimed Kerry after the meeting, according to Digital Journal: “President Obama has announced his vision, which I think is an important one and shared by the Chancellor and others here, for a new economic partnership with Europe. Germany is our largest trade partner in Europe, and we want to see even more trade and investment that will create jobs – jobs for Germans, jobs for Americans, jobs for all Europeans – and help to lift the European economy at a time that it obviously needs it."


Did you know that Kerry is worth nearly $200 million? Easier to support free trade when you don't have to worry about finances than not. Next stop: France.


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