Europe cools on Russia’s WTO accession

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Series Details 5.12.12
Publication Date 05/12/2012
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Europe’s top trade official accused Russia in December 2012 of reneging on its commitments to the World Trade Organisation just three months after it joined the group, and warned 'the clock is ticking' before EU legal action.

The comments from Karel De Gucht, the EU Trade Commissioner, set the stage for a tense visit later in December 2012 when Vladimir Putin, the Russian President, was due to come to Brussels for a bilateral summit.

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