Uncertainty Is Pushing the EU to Speed Up Its Trade Deals
May 31, 2018 | 09:15 GMT
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- Worried about the future of global trade, the European Union is seeking to negotiate as many free trade agreements as it can.
- While the bloc is becoming slightly more flexible on some formerly restricted topics, its protective attitude toward agriculture and other areas will still present obstacles in talks.
- The strength of nationalist and populist movements in Europe will create political problems that impede the approval of new agreements.