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EU proposes special dispute court for US trade deal: official

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More than half of the European Union's 28 nations plan to prohibit the cultivation of a group of genetically modified crops awaiting EU regulatory approval, marking the first use by individual governments of a new right to go their own way on the planting of biotech foods.

[BRUSSELS] The European Union proposed on Wednesday the creation of a special court to resolve disputes arising from a huge trade deal with the United States, instead of the widely criticised private tribunals that Washington wants.

EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said there was as "fundamental lack of trust" in the previous dispute resolution plans, the most controversial element of the massive TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) deal with the United States.

AFP