AFP: European parliament opposes launch of EU-US trade talks14 March 2019 | 14:40 | FOCUS News Agency
MEPs meeting in the eastern French city of Strasbourg voted 223 against approving an EU mandate to start negotiations with the United States and 198 in favour, with 37 abstentions.
The European Parliament only has an advisory role with regard to the EU's negotiating mandate, but it will have the final say once an agreement has been concluded.
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