The Latest: Macron says US tariff tactics 'not satisfactory'

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, seated, speaks with Secretary-General of the European Commission Martin Selmayr, right, as he shakes hands with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel during a breakfast meeting at an EU summit in Brussels on Friday, March 23, 2018. Leaders from the 28 European Union nations meet for a second day of an EU summit to assess the state of Brexit negotiations and the prospect of a trade war with the United States. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, Pool)
British Prime Minister Theresa May, center, attends a breakfast meeting at an EU summit in Brussels on Friday, March 23, 2018. Leaders from the 28 European Union nations meet for a second day of an EU summit to assess the state of Brexit negotiations and the prospect of a trade war with the United States. (Olivier Hoslet, Pool Photo via AP)
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, right, speaks with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, second left, and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, center, during a breakfast meeting at an EU summit in Brussels on Friday, March 23, 2018. Leaders from the 28 European Union nations meet for a second day of an EU summit to assess the state of Brexit negotiations and the prospect of a trade war with the United States. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, Pool)
European Union leaders in the eurogroup meet during a round table at an EU summit in Brussels on Friday, March 23, 2018. (John Thys, Pool Photo via AP)

BRUSSELS — The Latest on the European Union's summit of leaders (all times local):

2:45 p.m.

French President Emmanuel Macron says that the short temporary exemption for the European Union from U.S. import tariffs on steel and aluminum "is not considered satisfactory."

The European Union obtained an exemption until May 1 to negotiate with the U.S. EU leaders gathered at a summit said that the grounds for the U.S. tariffs and the timing of the exemption were out of line.

Macron said: "The U.S. strategy — it is a bad strategy."

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1:40 p.m.

Germany's economy minister says he's "happy and relieved" the European Union has obtained a last-minute temporary exemption to U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum.

Peter Altmaier told reporters Friday that Germany and the EU will now work on "finding a good solution with all resources" by May 1 — the new deadline.

Altmaier said the EU hadn't granted concessions, adding "when I arrived in Washington, I had the impression that a lot in the U.S. administration had not yet been set in stone."

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas says the result "shows that a resolved EU that speaks one voice is listened to."

He added, however, that the "basic conflict remains" and said Germany would continue to fight for a "fair and regulated trade and for a multilateral world trade system."

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11:00 a.m.

The European Union leaders say that they want the temporary exemption to U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum the tariffs to be made permanent.

The leaders said that the tariffs U.S. President Donald Trump could still impose "cannot be justified on the grounds of national security" and therefore should be scrapped for good.

Despite the temporary exemption, the EU leaders said at Friday's summit that they reserve the right "to respond to the U.S. measures as appropriate and in a proportionate manner."

The EU leaders have also said they want close cooperation with Washington to deal with trade issues from now on.

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