How Europe betrays the poor

Poverty in your name

Your unelected 
leadersYour unelected leaders

I recently heard Peter Mandelson refute Sarkozy's plea for more protectionism in order to save starving babies in Africa by claiming that his negotiations at the Doha round would result in Free Trade with the Third world and this would prevent starvation in Africa. Read the following article by NEIL O’BRIEN Director, Open Europe in December 2005. He explains how the EU and its unelected commissioners DO help starve babies in Africa and how to change this situation. By the way Open Europe is very optimistic and actually thinks that the EU can be reformed! Who bets the article will still be relevant for this year's talks?
Doha began in 2001 and no doubt will end in failure this year. The US is blamed for many things, it amazes me that the EU still claims, with very little criticism, the high moral ground.
Neil O'Brien says that there may never be a deal on the Doha round. For this the EU (and in particular its Trade Commissioner, Peter Mandelson) is largely to blame.

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