German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized German companies for “anti-Americanism”. Speaking at the Day of German industry in 2016 in Berlin, she noted their reluctance to negotiate free trade between the EU and the USA.
“If we were talking about a similar agreement with Russia, we’d never hear half the criticism that we hear now,” she said. In her opinion, the German business it is necessary to reconsider the relation to cooperation with the United States.
Note that the free trade negotiations between the EU and the USA have been conducted for several years. The U.S. position in the dialogue on this issue is severely criticized in France.