February 11, 2013

Time for EURAFTA?

Washington Post, Washington Post

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Miserable as the past few years have been for the sluggish global economy, there is a bright side. Hard times have forced political leaders to cast about for ideas to boost growth, and every now and then they come up with a good one. Case in point: the push for a free-trade agreement between the United States and the European Union.

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