EU Lawmakers Worry Over Russia Vegetable Ban

Law360, New York (June 9, 2011, 6:10 PM EDT) -- As Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Thursday hailed his country's progress toward joining the World Trade Organization, European Union lawmakers said hurdles to Russia's accession remained, like its ban on EU vegetable exports amid a deadly E. coli outbreak.

EU and Russian leaders met for the first day of their annual summit on Thursday in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. Though negotiations for a new bilateral agreement and evaluating Russia's bid to join the WTO in 2011 were on the agenda, the vegetable ban has become a...
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