from meeting on
2nd Feb. 2006
Update on agriculture topics in the Doha
Agenda from Hong Kong and Davos.
On 1st Feb. there was a meeting in Brussels
of the following NGOs:
Amnesty Int., Christian Aid, Danish 92 Group, ETUC, FOEE, Germanwatch,
ICDA, ICFTU, Solidar, WIDE and WWF. They distributed copies of their
collective letter dated 15 Nov. 2004 (viz.) and Mandelson’s
answer dated 14 March 2005. They are asking for 5 “specific
elements” to make the “briefings” more of
“real dialogue”. Commissioner Mandelson’s
anything but a rejection of the CS dialogue process and more about
Thomas Ruddy requests clarification of the relationship between the
Sustainabiity Impact Assessment (SIA) process and the Commission-wide
Impact Assessment process in anticipation of the next SIA meeting on
Person Rupert Schlegelmilch explained that only new initiatives require the new IA
process, not the older SIA.
Thomas Ruddy reasoned and commented that logically the new
IA process would apply to the new regional Free Trade
Agreements (FTAs) under discussion by the
down this official Austrian page one can see that new FTA may be
negotiated in Latin America, Andean and Central
more detailed talks are also to be held with the Andean Community and Central America,
which could include the start of negotiations on Association
Agreements. Free trade arrangements are to be part of these agreements.”
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