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Uncertainty Is Pushing the EU to Speed Up Its Trade Deals

May 31, 2018 | 09:15 GMT
In this photograph, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (left to right), European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker speak at a news conference after an EU-Japan summit in Brussels on July 6, 2017.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (left to right), European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker speak at a news conference after an EU-Japan summit in Brussels on July 6, 2017. Abe and top EU officials agreed to the broad outline of a landmark trade deal, presented as a direct challenge to protectionism championed by U.S. President Donald Trump.

(JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Driven by fear of a global trade war, the Continental bloc is removing barriers and easing up on restrictions as it rushes to seal import-export deals....

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