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European Union trade negotiators have agreed to continue talks on a compromise
plan to save world trade talks aimed at reaching a deal that would boost the
EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson said today(Saturday)he was
pleased that most EU member states support the plan after a week of stalemate.
French Trade Minister Anne-Marie Idrac earlier today said EU states had asked
Mandelson to improve the draft accord proposed late Friday by World Trade
Organization chief Pascal Lamy.
But French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Italian Prime Minister Silvio
Berlusconi today voiced concerns that the EU countries would not benefit from
some of the proposals being drawn up.
Industrialized nations want easier access to emerging markets. Developing
nations argue that agricultural subsidies for farmers in rich countries give
them an unfair advantage in an open market.