The European Union has launched a twin attack at the new round of negotiations to liberalise the global trade of food and drink, tabling a series of papers, as part of this year's discussions to set the ground rules for detailed negotiations from next March.They reveal that the EU is preparing to fight hard to protect the subsidies paid to its food exporters and farmers, by forging a broad coalition with poorer developing countries, along with its traditional allies Japan, South Korea and the EFTA countries.