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Eastern Europe has been stealing jobs by using their people to produce French cars being sold to French people. That is going to stop with me. This is the baseline of Sarkozy’s remarks in the last couple of days. But as we have seen in the 1930s, protectionism results in retaliation after retaliation, countries keep… » read more

Pascal Lamy, Director General of the World Trade Organization, has been invited as a keynote speaker in the EBS workshop entitled “Protectionism: an increasing concern?”. In his keynote address to the WTO Public Forum on 24 September 2008, he explicitly warned against possible surges in protectionism that the global financial crisis could bring about. Referring… » read more

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