Happy Day! The U.S. and E.U. have reached an agreement (pending approval by the necessary governments) whereby the U.S. lowers its prohibitive tariffs on Roquefort cheese, Italian mineral water, and other E.U. delicacies in exchange for laxer E.U. prohibitions on American beef. Believe it or not, but this brouhaha has lasted for 13 years, although it was amped up this Winter when Pres. Bush, in one of his last acts in office, hiked up these tariffs to bring the situation to a head (and then pass it off to Obama).
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Friday, May 8, 2009
Posted by Kindred Winecoff at 2:10 PM . Friday, May 8, 2009