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Cablegate: Wto/Gambling: Czechs Will Be Wallflowers in Ec

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PP RUEHAG RUEHAST RUEHDA RUEHDF RUEHFL RUEHIK RUEHKW RUEHLA RUEHLN
RUEHLZ RUEHPOD RUEHROV RUEHSR RUEHVK RUEHYG
DE RUEHPG #1295 3461601
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 121601Z DEC 07
FM AMEMBASSY PRAGUE
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 9896
INFO RUEHZL/EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUCPDOC/DEPT OF COMMERCE WASHDC PRIORITY
RUEATRS/DEPT OF TREASURY WASHDC PRIORITY

UNCLAS PRAGUE 001295

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

EEB/TPP/MTA FOR CAROL HENNINGER
STATE PASS TO USTR FOR THOMAS FINE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ECON ETRD WTRO EZ
SUBJECT: WTO/GAMBLING: CZECHS WILL BE WALLFLOWERS IN EC
DECISION

REF: STATE 165472

Econoffs delivered reftel demarche December 12 to Ministry of
Industry and Trade Department Director Alena Hnidkova and
General Agreement on Trade in Services subject expert
Frantisek Juranek. The Czechs are well aware of the issue,
but do not have a market interest in gambling and will not
press the EC on this matter. Econoff urged GOCR to convey
support to the EC for acceptance of the U.S. proposal, and
asked if the Czechs felt the current U.S. offer is
insufficient. Juranek said the offer seemed "reasonable and
acceptable" and the Czechs themselves would not ask for any
compensatory adjustments. He noted that MIT still needed to
confer with the Ministry of Finance on this issue before the
December 14 deadline, but repeated his certainty the Czechs
would not engage the EC on this matter.
Graber

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