The World from Berlin 'It's Worth Promoting Economic NATO'

The European Union and United States say they will soon begin negotiations to create the world's largest free-trade zone. German editorialists argue a deal is necessary if the West wants to help shape global politics and address the challenge of a rising China.
Greener pastures from US-EU trade? A container ship enters the North Sea from the Elbe River in Germany.

Greener pastures from US-EU trade? A container ship enters the North Sea from the Elbe River in Germany.

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-- Daryl Lindsey