Joint Congress with COCERAL
30th IPC Seminar (with IAMA World Forum)
Huis ter Duin, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
June 7-11, 2002
This seminar discussed the latest developments in the ongoing WTO trade round negotiations. European Union Commissioner for Agriculture Mariann Fischer Boel, and Stuart Harbinson, Special Advisor to the Director-General, WTO, provided their perspectives on the negotiations. The seminar reflected upon the impact of the EU enlargement to include eight countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the next enlargement to include Romania and Bulgaria both important players in European agriculture. The seminar examined the impact of these political decisions on the daily agricultural business life. Also, sustainability issues were discussed.