Germany wants broad E.U.-U.S. trade deal

Feb 17, 2013, 8:47 AM EST
Philipp Roesler, German Economy Minister and leader of the liberal Free Democratic Party (FDP) gestures before a party leaders meeting in Berlin January 21, 2013.
REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

German Economy Minister Philipp Roesler says he wants the E.U. and the U.S to strike a comprehensive transatlantic free trade agreement and not settle for the limited deal France and some southern E.U. nations favor in order to protect their farmers. Roesler's comments were published in an interview with Der Speigel.