European Union’s contribution to the Black Sea

With Bulgaria’s and Romania’s accession in 2007, the European Union obtained a strategic geographic position in the Black Sea area, and the opportunity to become a […]

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A new animal welfare strategy for 2016-2020

The Commission communication on the European Union Strategy for the Protection and Welfare of Animals 2012-2015 (COM(2012)0006) has been much welcomed by the European Parliament, as […]

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The impact of drought on vegetable and fruit production

The drought during the summer months of this year had a major impact on vegetable and fruit production. The low production influenced food prices, leading to […]

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The impact of drought on vegetable and fruit production

The drought during the summer months of this year had a major impact on vegetable and fruit production. The low production influenced food prices, leading to […]

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The low farm-gate price of cattle and dairy products

Cattle breeders in Romania express their dissatisfaction with regard to the low farm-gate price of cattle and dairy products. Although the VAT has been cut to […]

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Fall in farm gate prices for poultry products

Poultry producer organisations have expressed concern at the drop in per kg farm gate prices for poultry carcasses, which are 1 RON lower now than in […]

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Exploitation of Romanian workers in Southern Italy

The situation of Romanian workers on the plantations in Southern Italy has become alarming. On the Nardò fields, in the province of Lecce, there are over […]

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Preservation of vegetal biodiversity in Romania

Biodiversity is an important global topic at present, in particular against the background of the creation of numerous modern varieties with extraordinary qualities in terms of […]

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Farmers’ discontent with how the drought was managed

The drought has generated a number of problems for Romanian land workers and farmers, because their crops incurred significant losses. The discontent is triggered by the […]

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Decline in honey production

Honey production has been severely affected by the recent drought. Although Romania is the fourth largest European honey producer, currently boasting 1.47 million bee colonies and some […]

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Lack of funding for NEETs

Under the Operational Human Resources Scheme, unemployed young people in Romania are to be offered vocational guidance and counselling, training, work experience and the opportunity to […]

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Orchard zoning errors

Farmers wishing to establish an orchard or replace old fruit trees have encountered problems in obtaining European funding for this purpose under the 2014-2020 national fruit-growing […]

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Sale of livestock by sheep farmers

Romania has assumed a leading position in the sheep breeding sector, being the largest exporter in the EU with earnings of over EUR 150 million. According to associations of […]

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Potential earnings of EUR 70 million from conservation areas in Romania

Wildlife conservation areas in Romania, including Natura 2000 Sites of Community Importance, make up 23% of its surface area and 45% its forestland. According to a report […]

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Buying-up of property in Europe by the Chinese

Despite the problems it has at home, China continues to make wholesale purchases of property in Europe. The China Investment Corp (CIC) sovereign investment fund has […]

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Only one insurance company in Romania able to cover earthquake damages and only four able to cover damages arising from major flooding

According to the Financial Supervision Authority (FSA), a recent stress test (balance sheet review — BSR) has shown that a number of Romanian insurance companies need […]

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