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Agriculture in Poland

Agriculture is currently the fourth largest sector of the Polish economy, and its share in the GDP of the country is much higher than the European average. The value of

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New EU Agreement on Working Conditions in Fisheries

    New EU Agreement on Working Conditions in Fisheries

Representatives of the European Union’s employers and trade unions in the sea fisheries sector have signed an agreement to ensure that fishermen have decent working conditions on board fishing vessels

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£100 Million Bill For EU Plans on Food Storage

New food storage rules being considered by the European Commission would cost retailers at least £100 million pounds and have a damaging impact on the environment while making no difference

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Sugar to Fuel Earnings Increase at Sudzucker

    Sugar to Fuel Earnings Increase at Sudzucker

Europe’s largest sugar group Sudzucker expects to increase annual revenue to around Eur6.5 billion in 2011/12, up from Eur6.2 billion in the previous year, and achieve an operating profit of

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Call For International Action to Fight Illegal Fishing

    Call For International Action to Fight Illegal Fishing

Illegal fishing not only seriously distorts markets for EU fishermen and consumers, but threatens to destroy the biodiversity of the world’s oceans, the EU Fisheries Committee has warned. An estimated

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Electronic Identification of Bovines to be Introduced in the EU

    Electronic Identification of Bovines to be Introduced in the EU

The European Commission has adopted a proposal that, when implemented, is intended to further enhance food safety and better safeguard animal health in the EU. In particular, the Commission proposal

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Increase of Support to EU Vegetables Sector After E-Coli Crisis

    Increase of Support to EU Vegetables Sector After E-Coli Crisis

EU Member States agreed to a Commission proposal to increase the support under the emergency plan for vegetable producers affected by the E-Coli crisis from Eur210m to Eur227m. This will

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€210 Million EU Emergency Aid Package for Fresh Vegetables Producers

    €210 Million EU Emergency Aid Package for Fresh Vegetables Producers

The EU has voted through an emergency aid package for fresh vegetable growers, worth €210 million. The scheme allows for the EU to compensate producers for cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce, courgettes,

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EU Sugar Shortage a Real Concern

    EU Sugar Shortage a Real Concern

Food and Drink Industry Ireland, the main trade association for the food and drink industry in Ireland, has voiced concern about the security of sugar supply in the EU. World

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Nutrition Deemed a Growing Challenge for Health in the EU

Over half the EU adult population is now overweight or obese according to the ‘Health at a Glance: Europe 2010’ report just published by the European Commission and the OECD.

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UK Food and Drink Exports Deliver Strong First Half Performance

    UK Food and Drink Exports Deliver Strong First Half Performance

UK exports of food and non-alcoholic drinks grew to more than £5b in the first half of 2010 – a rise of 4.3% on the same period in 2009 –

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Chinese Dragon Giving the EU an Upset Stomach

    Chinese Dragon Giving the EU an Upset Stomach

Businesses in the EU involved with importing or selling food and beverage products from China are walking, often blindly, into a potential legal and media storm, according to Aon, the

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Copa-Cogeca Gives Detailed Views on Future of EU Dairy Sector

    Copa-Cogeca Gives Detailed Views on Future of EU Dairy Sector

At an EU Commission meeting today where the future of the EU dairy sector was discussed, Copa-Cogeca, which represents farmers and their co-operatives in the European Union, called for long-term

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Tate & Lyle Disposes of EU Sugar Operations For £211m

    Tate & Lyle Disposes of EU Sugar Operations For £211m

Tate & Lyle is selling its EU sugar refining operations to American Sugar Refining, the largest cane sugar refiner in North America, for £211m in cash. The deal reflects the

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