German Chancellor open to free vote on gay marriage

01 July, 2017, 00:20 | Author: Elaine Woods
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel bottom left attends the transmission of a speech of US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on screen during a reception of the Economy Council of the German Christian Democratic Party in Berlin Germany Tuesday

"Now we look forward to the chancellor's speech", he continued.

U.S. President Donald Trump reportedly slammed Germany's trade surplus as "very bad" during a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels in May.

Chancellor Angela Merkel, meanwhile, signalled a change in her approach to the issue.

And it's hardly a sign that relations between Germany and the United States are improving ahead of the upcoming G-20 summit in Hamburg, where Merkel and Trump will cross paths; the German chancellor has already warned the talks will be "controversial". US Trade Minister Wilbur Ross, who has canceled attendance at the forum, addressed video commentators, reiterating US willingness to protect themselves from the "dumping practices" the country is suspected of, in particular, steel and aluminum.

While blaming World Trade Organization rules for favoring exporters over importers, Ross agreed with Merkel that the USA and the European Union should resume talks on a free-trade pact.

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After organizers cut Ross off during a call to counteract dumping in global trade, Merkel rejected his criticism of Germany's surplus.

Trump administration officials told Reuters earlier on Tuesday that new steel tariffs were among trade options under consideration against China for Beijing's inaction on reining in North Korea and on global trade issues. "I stand before you tonight to say this in a more explicit fashion: we, as major trading partners of each other, should have a free trade agreement", Ross said. She argued that direct investment to the U.S.by German companies should also be considered. Trump said Germany is selling too many cars in the US, which hurts the American automotive industry.

In 2015 Merkel said she thought the word Ehe (marriage) should be reserved for unions between men and women. The TTIP negotiations were started in 2013, with the main goal being establishing a large free trade space on both sides of the Atlantic, have suddenly been interrupted by the election of Donald Trump, whose economic program is strongly marked by protectionism.

Forsa said 52 percent of those polled would back Merkel for a fourth term if the chancellor were elected directly, a drop of 1 percentage point, compared with an unchanged 22 percent who would back SPD leader Martin Schulz, the former president of the European Parliament.

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