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Reuters reports comments from the German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on the US-EU trade spat, as he speaks just a day before the European Commission talks with Washington on the issue.

Key Quotes:

“It is good that Jean-Claude Juncker will be in Washington tomorrow to talk and to seek a solution but we are not heading to negotiations with a pistol at our chest. I don’t think threats bring us closer to a solution.”  

“We in Europe must stick together…I hope that we succeed in resolving this via consensus but we will not be threatened and climb down so easily.”

“In the end, all sides would lose, also the Americans.”