June 10, 2018 / 7:46 PM / 5 months ago

REFILE-Merkel: EU will act against U.S. tariffs on steel, aluminium

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BERLIN, June 10 (Reuters) - Europe will implement counter-measures against U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminium, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday, voicing regret about President Donald Trump’s abrupt decision to withdraw support for a Group of Seven communique.

“The withdrawal, so to speak, via tweet is of course ... sobering and a bit depressing,” Merkel said in an ARD television interview following the G7 summit in Canada.

Just like Canada, the European Union is preparing counter-measures against U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, Merkel said. (Reporting by Michael Nienaber, editing by Larry King)

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