EU Trade Commissioners must use the mandate reconfirmed by the Member States today at a special meeting in Luxembourg to negotiate trade reforms that help developing countries, said international agency Oxfam today. But the EU must not force concessions from developing countries to stop using cheap prices, or demand that progress is made in other areas before a deal is done in agriculture, Oxfam warned.
"Today the EU has avoided a massively damaging split but there still remains an enormous amount to be done if trade talks are going to help lift people out of poverty. The EU must give more to developing countries and stop asking for so much in return," said Celine, Head of International Make Trade Fair Campaign. Read More...
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