Sept. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Canadian PM Stephen Harper is seeking to break deadlock in trade talks w/European Union by stepping up his involvement in negotiations, people familiar with the strategy told Bloomberg News reporters Theophilos Argitis and Andrew Mayeda.
* Harper’s office moving beyond formal negotiating process to
resolve disputes in toughest areas (beef and dairy): two
people familiar said on condition they not be identified * Harper’s advisers now dealing w/EC President Jose Barroso’s
office, escalating talks that had been led by Canadian Trade
Minister Ed Fast, his EU counterpart Karel De Gucht Story Link:NSN MTFOE46TTDSR<GO>
For Related News and Information: First Word scrolling panel: FIRST<GO> First Word newswire: NH BFW<GO>