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Farmers oppose EU Commissioner Mandelson on WTO

Date

14 Jul 2008

Sections

Trade & Society
Sustainable Dev.
Agriculture & Food

Brussels.  "I find it impossible to understand how Commissioner Mandelson can press for a trade agreement which will make consumers in the EU even more dependent on imports for their basic food supplies at a time  of a world food crisis"  said Jean-Michel LEMÉTAYER, President of the European farmers’ organisation COPA, on the eve of an important meeting of EU Ministers to discuss the latest proposals in the WTO trade talks.

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