Obama urges movement on trade talks with Europe this year

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Posted: Apr 17, 2015 12:27 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday said trade talks with Europe need to make major progress this year following an agreement on trade promotion authority in Congress.

"Now that Congress is considering important bipartisan legislation for trade promotion authority, TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) negotiations need to make major progress this year," Obama said at a joint news conference with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at the White House.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason, Julia Edwards, Susan Heavey; Editing by Doina Chiacu)