EU seeks reparations for U.S. payments ban

On 19 June 2007 the European Union claimed that the United States have to pay compensation for a U.S. ban on foreign online gambling sites, which the World Trade Organization has found doesn't correspond to the global trade rules.

Last year such British on-line gambling operators as Sportingbet PLC and Leisure & Gaming PLC had to leave the U.S. market after Washington prohibited U.S. banks and credit-card companies to conduct payments for on-line businesses outside the country, blocking the most profitable region. An EU official said the concessions Europe was looking for would likely be "commitments" to open up other trade sectors.

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