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Ec (Enlargement)

Volume 77: debated on Wednesday 24 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the safeguards which will be introduced to protect the interests of the south Mediterranean countries whose exports to the European Economic Community will be directly affected by the recent enlargement of the Community.

The Community recognises the real concern of its Mediterranean partners over the maintenance of their preferential trade access to European Community market following enlargement. The Foreign Affairs Council of 30 March adopted a statement reaffirming the Community's intention to endeavour to maintain traditional trade patterns with its Mediterranean partners and to work for mutually satisfactory solutions. I have arranged for a copy of the statement to be placed in the Library of the House.