Monsanto obliged to pay USD 289 million in moral damages to a cancer-stricken farmer

A few weeks ago, in San Francisco, a farmer won a lawsuit against Monsanto corporation, after claiming that the company’s products were carcinogenic. The farmer won […]

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1 October, fight against breast cancer

Wear It Pink day, 1 October, is the day where people across 70 countries celebrate the fight against breast cancer, the disease that physically only affects women […]

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Argentinian subsidised biodiesel exports

Import volumes of Argentinian biodiesel to the EU increased massively following last year’s decision by the Commission to end anti-dumping duties on these products (the peak was […]

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Vegetable farmers face high losses caused by a relatively new pest

Agricultural crops in the vegetable farming area of Olt county are compromised because of attacks by a lepidopteron, called Tuta absoluta among farmers. Tuta absoluta is […]

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The African swine flu epidemic could jeopardise Romanian maize exports

The impact of African swine flu is being felt not only by pig breeders, but also by maize growers. Farmers are concerned that Romanian maize exports […]

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Sugar sector in Romania and the EU undergoes an unprecedented crisis

During the discussions with representatives of sugar sector employers in Romania, they informed me about the challenges of the sugar sector at national and European level. […]

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Laborious process for obtaining authenticity certificates

Authentication of products provides substantial benefits to farmers across the EU. In Romania, a considerable number of farmers and farming associations complain about the unwieldy bureaucracy of […]

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Generational renewal of farmers is a thorny issue for Romania

Generational renewal should be made a priority for the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy, given that the highest proportion of those employed in agriculture in the Member […]

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Food waste in Romania. We are poor, but we throw away food.

We are poor Europeans, but we actually throw away more food than others. Research shows that we spend about half our monthly income on food, and […]

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Livestock farmers blame supermarkets for unjustified rise in meat prices

The Association of Cattle, Sheep and Swine Breeders and Exporters (ACEBOP) blames large chain stores for raising the price of meat. According to ACEBOP, the price […]

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Use of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund for workers made redundant from the Oltenia Energy Complex

The European Globalisation Adjustment Fund plays a vital role in supporting workers affected by structural changes in world trade patterns. Representatives of the Oltenia Energy Complex […]

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Romania underperforming in organic faming

Consumer interest in organic farming is on the rise in Romania, which should encourage farmers and agricultural institutions to establish an organic farming policy that is […]

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Poor road infrastructure means higher prices for consumers

Representatives of haulage companies complain that the lack of motorways and poor roads lead to price rises in shops. As a result, Romanians are footing the […]

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Dangers involved in transporting hospital waste

Due to the high risk of contamination there are special arrangements for medical waste such as discarded needles, body fluid bags, and infected sanitary materials, which […]

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Discriminatory measures proposed by the Austrian government for family allowance

The Austrian government has decided to re-launch the plan to drastically reduce the amount of family allowance granted to foreign nationals working in Austria in line […]

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Romania’s low level of digitisation

Romania is bottom of the list in terms of digitisation, according to the Digital Economy and Society Index. This index gives Romania an aggregated score of […]

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