Monday 6 February 2023

Brussels threatens EU countries with fines for lax approach to environmental pollution

The European Commission threatens to take six EU countries to the highest EU court because they do not do enough about soil and air pollution. For example, Ireland threatens to incur a EU fine because it ...

The Netherlands also limits technology sales to Chinese industry

The Netherlands and Japan, together with the United States, will limit the sale of semiconductor machines to China. As a result, the Chinese cannot themselves manufacture the necessary high-tech chips that Beijing needs for military equipment. 

New Brazilian president wants Mercosur update with EU

Negotiations on the Mercosur agreement between the European Union and South American countries can resume shortly. Such a trade agreement is urgently needed, according to the new Brazilian president Lula da Silva. At a press conference in Montevideo, he pleaded…

European Parliament wants to ban the export of plastic waste to non-EU countries

The European Parliament wants a ban on the export of plastic waste to countries outside the European Union. The ban should come into effect in about three years. With that position, the European Parliament will negotiate with the environment ministers...

Adema first wants a EU study into the consequences for industrial livestock farming

In principle, the Netherlands is positive about European plans for further reduction of air pollution from livestock farming, but believes that an impact study should be initiated first. Due to the expansion of European environmental laws,...

EU crisis fund open to duped farmers in countries neighboring Ukraine

Six Eastern European EU countries have again asked the European Commission for support against the market distortions caused by Ukrainian agricultural exports. It runs largely through their territory, since the EU last year most import tariffs on Ukrainian agricultural products...

The Netherlands does not yet support EU law against air pollution from livestock farming

In principle, the Netherlands is positive about the European proposal to limit environmental pollution from livestock farming. The Netherlands also believes that ammonia and methane emissions should be reduced. But Minister Piet Adema first wants his own...

Residues of glyphosate have not only been discovered in rural areas

Medical research in Irish families has shown that one in four people had residue of the herbicide glyphosate in their bodies. The tests were performed on farm and non-farm households, but the results were for both test groups...

Brussels threatens EU countries with fines for lax approach to environmental pollution

The European Commission threatens to take six EU countries to the highest EU court because they do not do enough about soil and air pollution. For example, Ireland threatens to incur a EU fine because it ...

The Netherlands also limits technology sales to Chinese industry

The Netherlands and Japan, together with the United States, will limit the sale of semiconductor machines to China. As a result, the Chinese cannot themselves manufacture the necessary high-tech chips that Beijing needs for military equipment. 

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