Ro­bust EU ap­proach

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BRUS­SELS: French Pres­i­dent Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor An­gela Merkel ex­pressed sup­port for a more ro­bust Euro­pean ap­proach to trade, say­ing the bloc must re­spond if other coun­tries block ac­cess to their mar­kets.

At the end of a two-day EU summit, Macron said he favoured open mar­kets but that Europe “can­not be naive”.

Merkel voiced sup­port, say­ing Europe “must re­spond” if other coun­tries pre­vented its com­pa­nies com­pet­ing for pub­lic con­tracts.

She sin­gled out the US which has taken a more pro­tec­tion­ist ap­proach un­der Pres­i­dent Donald Trump.

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