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The Troubled India-EU Free Trade Deal: WMD Issues to Blame?

Posted by K.E. White on March 16, 2007

Free-trade talks between the EU and India have run into trouble.

 From the South Asian Times

Similarly, India is opposed to having a clause relating to weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Although the clause would commit India to supporting international conventions against chemical and biological weapons, it would not deal with the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which India has declined to accept.

Annalisa Giannella, adviser on WMD to EU foreign-policy chief Javier Solana, confirmed this month that some EU states are willing to omit such a clause. She argued that if the EU fails to apply to India the WMD clause it systematically includes in agreements with other countries, this would “establish a terrible double standard”.

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