Russia Moves Closer To WTO Entry With EU Deal

Law360, New York (December 7, 2010, 3:44 PM EST) -- European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso on Tuesday said Russia's potential entry into the World Trade Organization in 2011 was a "realistic perspective" after the two sides reached a deal that laid to rest differences on trade and other issues.

At the conclusion of the 26th European Union-Russia bilateral summit, Barroso said the commission had worked hard on Russia's accession to the WTO and that the memorandum of understanding signed by the two nations was a milestone.

"WTO accession will strengthen trade and investment rules in...
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