US-EU talks in Pittsburgh marred by continued French anger

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Top US and EU trade officials met in Pittsburgh on Wednesday in an attempt to to bury the hatchet after the acrimonious fallout caused by Washington’s recent deal selling nuclear-powered submarines to Australia. The first EU-US Trade and Technology Council risked being cancelled due to the diplomatic debacle, as Paris’ fury at a pre-exisiting 56-billion-euro (64-billion-dollar) submarine contract between Australia and France falling through led it to question whether the Pittsburgh meeting should take place at all. The talks on Wednesday did eventually go ahead as planned, however, though Fran…

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