EU wants new start in trade policy with the U.S.: Altmaier

FILE PHOTO: German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier holds a news conference to present the government's economic autumn projection, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Berlin, Germany October 30, 2020. REUTERS/Michele Tantussi/Pool

BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Union and its member states want to reset trade relations with the next U.S. administration following Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the election in the United States, German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said on Monday.

“We will try to get a new start in trade policy between the United States and all member states,” Altmaier said following a virtual meeting of trade ministers from EU member states.

Reporting by Michael Nienaber; Editing by Michelle Adair