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Yellen Says She’ll Try to Soothe EU Anger Over US Climate Law

  • French Finance Minister Le Maire raises topic with Yellen
  • Yellen says EU may not fully understand parts of the law
Janet Yellen 

Janet Yellen 

Photographer: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images 

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said she stands ready to work with a range of countries that have complained about what they see as discriminatory aspects of a landmark US climate law.

“We are consulting widely with affected groups, including the Europeans and other countries that have concerns about the act,” Yellen told reporters shortly after meeting with French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire Monday on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Bali, Indonesia.