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Trade Profile: The European Union Tries to Reconcile Its Differences

Aug 14, 2017 | 13:47 GMT
Notwithstanding their differences, the European countries as a bloc have achieved outsize clout in the global trade sphere.

Notwithstanding their differences, the European countries as a bloc have achieved outsize clout in the global trade sphere.

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Over the past seven decades, the European Union has grown from a group of six Western European countries to a bloc of 28 member states spanning the Continent. And in the process, it has become a formidable force in global trade. The bloc, home to roughly 7 percent of the...

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