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Monday, October 25, 2004

Free Trade

I critisised the EU for two faced behaviour in its trading policies but that was before I saw this: Another EU disgrace

On the same day that an unusually-bold UN Security Council called on Syria to comply with a resolution demanding withdrawal of its forces in Lebanon, the European Union agreed with the Syrian government to establish a free-trade zone.
Syria is a country where all the norms of freedom and rights are ignored, where terrorism is regarded as a normal part of foriegn policy and which is still occupying Lebanon. (Shouts of imperialist anyone) I believe in totally unfettered trade, so the idea of a free trade agreement with Syria is not in itself a bad thing. The screaming hypocrisy is a different matter however.

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