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Monday, August 22, 2005

A Huge Effort ?

What is needed for success in the Doha Trade Talks?
European Union Agriculture Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel said a 'huge effort' is needed if the upcoming World Trade Organisation (WTO) meeting in Hong Kong is to be a success.
I guess we need to abolish CAP then. Anything less would be a half hearted, ill mannered, ungenerous, discredited attempt to gain at the expense of the world’s poor. But I will not hold my breath.
Fischer Boel said it was important that agriculture be considered within the wider context of the WTO talks. 'Hong Kong cannot just be about agriculture,' she said.
Why ever not? We could gain massively at no expense whatsoever and have the warm glow of having given the poor a helping hand.

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