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EU says 'cultural exception' to remain out of US trade talks

Policies that help protect European culture and media from the Hollywood juggernaut will not be part of EU-US trade talks set to begin later this year, European Union Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht said on Monday "Europe will not put its cultural exception at risk through trade negotiations," De Gucht said in a statement. "Nothing in the free trade agreement with the United States will harm - or even have the potential to harm - Europe's cultural diversity," he said.
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