EU's Mandelson says no progress at WTO trade talks
Updated: 2005-12-16 15:53
European Union trade chief Peter Mandelson said on Friday there was no clear
basis for negotiations at a world trade meeting in Hong Kong and it was hard to
see progress if the talks continued as they have so far.
"There are a variety of different textual situations on the table but no
reconciliation of these as yet and no clear basis for negotiations, either," the
European trade commissioner told a news conference on the fourth day of World
Trade Organisation talks.
European Union trade chief Peter Mandelson
speaks during a news conference in Hong Kong December 16, 2005.
"It is hard to see how progress can be made in Hong Kong if talks continue in
the current direction," he added.