GATS Attack: Leaked EU documents reveal details of its demands for so-called "opening up" of Third World markets

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"Remember the MAI? The leaking of the draft MAI text led to the successful international campaign which put an end to the negotiations. Now the European Union's requests for 29 countries to open up their services to foreign competition are now on the web.The EU and the US planned to keep these documents secret.

The leaked documents show that the European Union intends to ask all WTO member states to open up the water sector (including water collection, purification, distribution and wastewater treatment) for international competition and to liberalise large parts of the energy sector and various other sectors, including retail, tourism and transport.

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