WTO issues services paper, France slams proposals
Posted in: Government & Policy at 28/05/2008 09:10
A World Trade Organisation (WTO) mediator issued proposals on Monday to open up services such as telecoms and banking, as France decried last week's negotiating texts on farming and industrial goods as a step backwards.
But EU trade chief Peter Mandelson said he had "overwhelming support" to press on with the Doha round talks to open up world trade, which are now in their seventh year.
To read more of this Reuters story, see www.reuters.com/article/businessNews/idUSL2653319020080526.