Brazilian diplomat Roberto Azevedo (L) is greeted by outgoing General-director of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) French Pascal Lamy prior to the opening of a meeting at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on May 14, 2013 in Geneva to confirm Azevedo as head of the WTO. The fifty-five-year-old career diplomat, Brazil's WTO ambassador since 2008 is to become the first official from the BRICS group of emerging economies to head the trade organisation.
If there was due to be a cabinet reshuffle, apart from ministers already in the cabinet such as Laurent Fabius, then Pascal Lamy and Louis Gallois would be major contenders
It's a decision taken by the judiciary and it's independent. The flexibilities are there and they have never been questioned by anyone in the WTO. After all, they all agreed. The question was not on the rule and they are structured specifically to provide access to medicines.
It's a decision taken by the judiciary and it's independent. The flexibilities are there and they have never been questioned by anyone in the WTO. After all, they all agreed. The question was not on the rule and they are structured specifically to provide access to medicines.More quotes »
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