Clark seeks free trade deal with Europe

Helen Clark, on a tour of Europe, yesterday met NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer (left) and European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana. Photos / Reuters

Helen Clark, on a tour of Europe, yesterday met NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer (left) and European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana. Photos / Reuters

BRUSSELS – Prime Minister Helen Clark today raised the prospect of a free trade deal between New Zealand and the European Union (EU)

Miss Clark said she has raised the issue of a free trade agreement during talks with European Commission (EC) president Jose Barroso.

Last month, New Zealand and the EU last month signed a five-year declaration of co-operation on trade and economic issues, but Miss Clark said she wanted to be more ambitious in the future.

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