German finmin upbeat EU and U.S. will find solution to trade dispute
BERLIN, Dec 6 (Reuters) - German Finance Minister Olaf
Scholz said on Thursday he was optimistic that U.S. President
Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude
Juncker would find a solution to the trade dispute between the
EU and the United States.
"Yes I am optimistic," Scholz said. "The President of the
United States of America and the President of the EU have agreed
to carry out good and constructive talks and this is happening.
Therefore there is reason to believe this will end with a
Scholz said risks for the German economy included the
possibility of a hard Brexit, which he said would not be good
for anyone, and high levels of sovereign debt, including in
He said Italy had taken a constructive approach regarding
the Commission's comments on its budgets, adding this was a good
(Reporting by Michelle Martin and Joseph Nasr)
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