The Czechs want Doha for the EU

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It's very obvious that the GATS process that is part of the Doha trade negotiations would prevent any of the state interventions now taking place to save our banks and economies. And yet the Czechs, as current presidents of Europe, say in their planning document for their presidency:

The forum, and simultaneously the tool, for the promotion of these objectives on the multilateral level is the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The Czech Presidency attributes great significance to the successful implementation of the Doha Development Agenda (DDA). The DDA represents the efforts to achieve transparent liberalisation of trade on the multilateral level, which will bring about long-term advantages.

This is pure folly. People. Nation states. Economies. They all come before the rights of companies. This agreement has got all of that the wrong way round.

It has to be stopped.