Germany's Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel told reporters that the talks had failed to make progress on any of the major sections of the long-running negotiations over the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP.
Gabriel accused the US of being "angry" about the deal that the EU struck with Canada, known as CETA. He said US officials believe that CETA contains elements that Washington does not want to see in the TTIP, AP reported.
"We mustn't submit to the American proposals," said Gabriel, who is also Germany's Vice Chancellor and the head of the country’s center-left Social Democratic Party.
"In my opinion, the negotiations with the United States have de facto failed, even though nobody is really admitting it," he said.