In case you missed it, and there's terribly little coverage of it in any event, WTO has restarted the long-delayed Doha round with another ministerial in Geneva. I'll have more shortly on the ministerial, but please do note that WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy is doing his own blogging at the meet. Whatever your opinion of him, I think he's a bit of a free trade fundamentalist in linking any number of this world's problems with lowering tariffs, he's definitely worth a listen to given his stature. Our man Pascal's certainly an irrepressibly optimistic fellow despite doomsayers second-guessing him. Presumably, he's also a bit miffed with a wiseguy blogger who has slandered him by implying that he's been ingesting banned substances.
Ah well, all's fair in love and WTO war. Welcome, Director-General Lamy, to the blogosphere.