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Lamy briefs civil society contacts on upcoming WTO ministerial

  • Date: 11/05/2001, 10:00 hrs-17:00 hrs (Registration closed)
  • Location: Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 08/05/2001 12:00

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  • Date: 11/05/2001, 10:00 hrs-17:00 hrs (registration closed)
  • Location: Brussels
  • Registration closes on : 08/05/2001 12:00

EU Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy on Thursday briefed EU civil society organisations on the European Commission's preparations for the upcoming World Trade Organisation Ministerial meeting in Qatar this November. The briefing took place at DG Trade's fifth general meeting with civil society organisations in the framework of the trade policy dialogue. Commissioner Lamy chaired the meeting. Other topics included briefing on his role in the preparation of a sustainable development strategy for the European Commission. Lamy welcomed the quality of debate in the civil society dialogue meetings during the past few months, and emphasised was open to suggestions as to how the process could be further improved. Participants responded with proposals that will be taken up if possible. The General meeting on 10 May was also used by a number of organisations to post an open letter to Commissioner Lamy stating their opposition both to the dialogue process and the European Commission's stance on WTO and trade policy. A reply by Commissioner Lamy to this open letter is posted here.

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