Cultural Exception a Sticking Point in Trans-Atlantic Trade Talks

Negotiations get under way Monday between Washington and Europe to strike the world’s largest free trade agreement. While talks are shadowed by European anger at the U.S. Prism surveillance program, there are plenty of other potential roadblocks, including France’s demand for a “cultural exception” protecting Europe’s movie, television and online entertainment sector. 

A summer evening in eastern Paris. People are out picnicking and playing the traditional French …

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