Increase in excise duty in Romania adversely affecting the transport industry and the economy as a whole

There have been three fuel price hikes in recent weeks, the last of which was an increase of 20 bani (4 euro cents). These have come against […]

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Romanian sheep herds endangered by the lack of laboratories for the scrapie genotyping of rams

Romanian sheep breeders are currently faced with problems arising from the absence of a molecular genetic laboratory for the eradication of scrapie. A number of outbreaks […]

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Numerous cases of failure to provide assistance for premature births in Romanian hospitals

Romania has the highest level of infant mortality in the European Union and doctors are now finding themselves increasingly ill-equipped to deal with premature births. In […]

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Conflict between retailers and producers in Romania

The large hypermarkets have launched an offensive against Romanian companies that fail to pay their suppliers within 90 days, the maximum period stipulated by Law 321/2009 on […]

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Subject: Agricultural insurance

Unfortunately, Romania is one of the lowest ranking countries when it comes to agricultural insurance. Romanian farmers are of the opinion that a mutual fund that […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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. […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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’ […]

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