Situation of cattle breeders

The legitimate grievances of cattle breeders in Romania are constantly increasing. Milk and meat prices are low and feed is in short supply, with the result […]

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Pork prices in Romania at a historic low

Pork farmers in Romania are becoming desperate. The farm gate price for a kilo of pork currently stands at RON 3.5. This is less than the […]

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Numerous projects mistakenly considered to have been submitted under ‘artificially created conditions’

Although agriculture is receiving the lion’s share of EU funding, the take-up rate is judged by the authorities to be unsatisfactory. This can be attributed to […]

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Livestock farmers of Romanian cattle exporters facing bankruptcy

Romanian livestock farmers and exporters are complaining that they are unable to market their products abroad despite assurances given on 12 December that restrictions relating to bovine […]

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Late payment of grants to farmers by the Romanian Agricultural Paying Agency

According to the latest estimates, grants from the Romanian Agency for Agricultural Payments and Intervention (APIA) might only reach farmers in full at the end of […]

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Unambiguous identification of agricultural plots in Romania unfeasible in practice

Romanian farmers are directly affected by the need for ‘unambiguous identification of the agricultural plots’ as a precondition for subsidies. The maximum allowable deviation for the […]

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No subsidies for mushrooms

Despite the fact that they produce around 20 thousand tonnes of mushrooms annually, Romanian mushroom growers are not eligible for subsidies, which, under EU legislation, are […]

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Shortcomings regarding the transport of transplant organs

A human life may often depend on the speed and success of a transplant operation. In recent years the National Transplant Agency has been working tirelessly […]

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Reasonable grounds for suspicion of irregularities on the part of the Norwegian child protection authority (‘Barnevernet’)

The Norwegian child protection authority (‘Barnevernet’) has taken action restricting the right of a number of EU citizens to contact with their own children and even […]

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Disappearance of the Europe’s last intact forest landscape

There are around 218 000 hectares of virgin forest in Romania, but only 20% of that area is protected by law. Scientifically speaking, an area can be […]

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Carcass rendering system

Infringement proceedings are liable to be initiated against Romania (for violation of EC law) before the year is out, unless it resolves the issue of the rendering […]

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40% of Romanian arable farmland purchased by foreigners

A study by the Transnational Institute has revealed that, in Romania and many other Eastern European countries, arable farmland is being used by European purchasers for […]

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Unregistered land jeopardising EU subsidies

National land registers are extremely important for Romania, especially since, from 2018, EU subsidies will only be paid to the owners of registered property and a […]

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Terrorism

The recent major resurgence of terrorist attacks has now clearly shown itself to be the greatest non-conventional threat at international level. While the primary purpose of […]

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Impact of climate change on health

Global warming and the effects thereof are adversely affecting public health and, according to the World Health Organisation, an additional 250 000 deaths annually are likely to […]

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Investigation of the automobile industry

The automobile manufacturer Volkswagen is under scrutiny for wholesale fraud involving the falsification of emissions test results for its cars. Volkswagen has publicly admitted that as […]

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