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      Perry shows support for EU trade agreement


      AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Britain's deputy ambassador to the United States is asking Texas politicians to support a new, expanded trade agreement with the European Union.


      Deputy Ambassador Philip Barton has invited a number of Texas political and business leaders to Austin on Wednesday. A new trade agreement is currently under negotiation.


      A bipartisan group that includes Congressman Michael McCaul, Mayor Lee Leffingwell and Rep. Rafael Anchia are expected to express their support.


      Texas exported $29 billion worth of products to the European Union last year, and Barton is expected to release a study showing the economic benefit to Texas if trade is expanded.


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