Lamy’s Got a Gun II

Posted by John Rosenthal

[Originally posted at www.trans-int.blogspot.com]    Last week, the former EU trade commissioner Pascal Lamy was formally proposed by France as candidate to head the World Trade Organization. (See the Reuters account here.) Despite the official source of the nomination, Lamy, a Socialist who has some history of conflict with the current French government, is in [...]

Lamy’s Got a Gun

Posted by John Rosenthal

[Originally posted at www.trans-int.blogspot.com]    Showing the sort of unanimity that is possible for EU member states on issues where the smaller weaker members perceive no independent interest and would be loathe to be seen obstructing the wishes of the major EU powers, the EU-25 has come to agreement to present the French Socialist Pascal [...]