July 28, 2016 / 11:46 AM / a year ago

Merkel says TTIP trade deal "absolutely right and important"

BERLIN, July 28 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a free trade deal being negotiated by the European Union and the United States, was in Europe’s interests.

“I regard this agreement as absolutely right, and important,” she told a news conference.

Reporting by Caroline Copley and Paul Carrel

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