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EU considers blocking merger of South Korean shipyards

The European competition authority is about to approve the proposed merger between the world's two largest shipbuilders in South Korea...

Germany and Austria want more control on growth agents

The new German agriculture minister Cem Özdemir (Greens) rejects the moderate crop protection policy of his predecessor Julia Klöckner (CDU). He finds control...

Germany now supports new EU directive against soil pollution

Germany no longer opposes a European directive against soil pollution. As a result, the resistance within the EU against such a guideline decreases...

EU will now also tackle methane emissions from the energy sector

Barely six months after the presentation of the EU Climate Plans against global warming, the European Commission has now...

EU agriculture wants to monitor trade and tariffs along the entire food chain

The European Agriculture ministers believe that guidelines should be drawn up on a EU scale for trade agreements on tariffs, prices and fair trade in the...

European Commission may still buy pigs in January

The European Commission does not intend to use EU money to help the European pig sector plagued by swine fever...

European Commission starts trial against more German environmental pollution

The European Commission has brought proceedings before the Court of Justice against Germany and Romania for insufficient protection of biodiversity in...

German agriculture requests permission for new gene technology CRISPR/cas

German agricultural organizations have called on the new centre-left 'traffic light coalition' to allow new gene techniques such as CRISPR/cas for greater food security and sustainability...

Timmermans about Green Deal in agricultural plan: there was nothing more in it

EU Commissioner Frans Timmermans says 'there are as many as possible' Green Deal elements in the new agricultural policy, as adopted by the European...

EU Trade is still investigating the import of cheaper fertilizer

The European Union is nevertheless commissioning an investigation into the explosively increased costs of fertilizers. The European agricultural umbrella organization Copa-Cogeca welcomes any...

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