Egg contamination crisis

Romanian authorities have discovered one tonne of liquid egg yolk contaminated by Fipronil, a highly toxic chemical substance, which can cause neurological disorders and vomiting. Nine […]

Read more...

Restricting the rights of Romanian tourists stuck in Lisbon requires a reaction at European level

The 35 Romanian tourists, who were to arrive from Lisbon to Romania on 27 August, had to face the same problem twice, namely flight cancelling, without getting […]

Read more...

High concentrations of Cesium-137 in canned tuna

A study carried out by the Pro Consumer Association, a member of the European Consumer Organisation, has revealed the high level of Cesium-137 in canned tuna. […]

Read more...

In Romania, educational expenditure is extremely low compared to that in other European Member States

According to the data supplied by the EU’s Statistical Office, Romania ranks among the bottom Member States when it comes to per capita expenditure for education. […]

Read more...

Inexplicable decision by Israel to ban shipments of sheep and cattle from Romania

Romania, which in 2016 exported to Israel around 215 000 head of sheep and cattle out of a total of 571 972 from Europe and Australia, […]

Read more...

Romanian garlic being exported while we are importing contaminated garlic from China

Romania is currently importing garlic from China to the detriment of domestic produce, owing to the lower price in the internal market. Investigators from Romania’s National […]

Read more...

Defective system for cooperatives in Romania

The law governing agricultural cooperatives has been amended several times in recent years, with major changes being made in 2016. These changes were made as a […]

Read more...

New subsidy rules

The departure of the UK will inevitably have budgetary consequences for the EU. In its reflection paper on the future of EU finances, the Commission calls for […]

Read more...

Clean label products

Clean label products have been in existence for many years in Europe and have recently become far more widespread thanks to increased demand for transparency and […]

Read more...

Methods of flavouring smoked meats for retail

At least two concerns arise in respect of most smoked meat products retailed in supermarkets. Generally speaking, the meat is not smoked naturally but injected with […]

Read more...

Very low take-up of European funding in the wine sector

In Romania, the take-up of European funding in the wine sector has fallen from 100% in 2014 to around 10% today. According to the National Winegrowers’ […]

Read more...

Repayments to APIA owing to changes in the rules

The simplification of procedures in the agricultural sector is a highly topical issue. Unfortunately, however, certain Member States are actually making life harder for themselves and […]

Read more...

Unfair supermarket practices promoting imported tomatoes

The national programme to support the tomato-growing sector was set up with the aim of helping producers to produce an earlier crop and supply the Romanian […]

Read more...

Worrying situation for sheep breeders

Representatives of the Association of Sheep and Goat Breeders are warning of the risk that the numbers of sheep owned by Romanian farmers may have halved […]

Read more...

Large percentage of jobs under threat

Romania ranks first among the Member States with regard to share of jobs under threat. More than 60% of all the jobs in Romania are under […]

Read more...

Low number of quality certificates in Romania

Romania ranks near the bottom at European level when it comes to quality certificates for marketed food. According to a study carried out, Romania has 15 […]

Read more...