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EU trade commissioner still hopes to talk US out of new tariffs

European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström has not given up hope of reaching a deal with the US that could avoid an escalation of the parties' trade dispute.

Cecilia Malmström, European Trade Commissioner | Photo: Denis Balibouse/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

The European Union has not given up hope of reaching a deal with the US that would avoid an escalation of the sides' trade dispute over Airbus subsidies, European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström said.

"Until the American tariffs take effect, we haven't given up" on the idea of reaching a "negotiated solution," Malmström said on the sidelines of an event in Stockholm on Thursday. In the meantime, "we are looking at all options and we are discussing that with member states."

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