: Container ships dock at the loading terminal in the port of Hamburg, Germany March 15, 2018
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Cecilia Malmström (PIIE)

The European Union is feeling squeezed between the United States and China and facing urgent challenges like Russia’s threatened invasion of Ukraine. Its leaders are therefore exploring ways to strengthen its geopolitical clout. Europe should use the best leverage it has—trade.

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