Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Some of the Regions--in Brief


--Australia has put down "energy", unsurprisingly, as the biggest issue for discussion for the next APEC summit, slated for September


--Japan and the 10-member regional bloc are to sign a free-trade agreement

Africa Union

--The Ghanaian-based private newspaper, The Statesman, has begun looking at the so-called Africa Union government discussions slated for the AU summit here in Accra in July.

European Union

--THe 27-member bloc certainly looks like it has way too much time on its hands! It's setting up an early warning system:

The European Union said Wednesday it would set up an early warning system to watch for foreign trade barriers that it says prevent European companies from exporting to growing markets



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