Disappearance of old varieties of vegetables

Romania is known in the European Union for its extremely tasty and healthy fruit and vegetables. Traditional Romanian fruits maintain their flavour, smell and texture and […]

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Clearing the Danube of sunken ships

Flowing through 10 countries, the Danube is the second longest river in Europe. In terms of interest on the European stage and political objectives, it is […]

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Major interpellation – Differences in declarations, composition and taste of products in central/eastern and western markets of the EU

At the 3524th meeting of the Council on Agriculture and Fisheries held in Brussels on 6 March 2017, regarding the dual quality of foodstuffs, the Commission […]

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Meagre allocation of funding for healthcare

According to data provided by Eurostat, Romania ranks last in the European Union for the percentage of GDP allocated to healthcare. 5.1% of gross domestic product […]

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Shortage of cancer drugs

In Romania, there are over 850 000 persons suffering from cancer; 130 patients die daily because of this disease. Out of the total number of persons suffering from […]

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Vulnerability of energy markets in Europe

The low temperatures recorded at the beginning of the year caused some energy supply problems in south-east Europe. As a repercussion of the severe weather conditions, […]

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Incidence of cancer among farmers

The incidence of cancer among farmers is unfortunately on the rise. Different types of cancer are attributable to different factors, skin cancer being caused by prolonged […]

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Wheat harvests threatened by an aggressive strain of fungus

There is a real danger that wheat harvests in Europe and North Africa could be destroyed as a result of the spread of a disease caused […]

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World agricultural trade affected by damage caused by a species of caterpillar

A species of caterpillar, Spodoptera frugiperda, could have an adverse impact on world agricultural trade. Originating in America, it is also found in Africa and poses […]

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Effect on health of ready-made food packaging

US research findings have revealed the existence of a health hazard from substances contained in fast food packaging, namely fluorinated substances contained in sealed wrappings used […]

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Different quality standards in Western and Eastern Europe applying to given types of product

Recent investigations by the Hungarian authorities have revealed that quality standards for given product types marketed by major companies under the same brand are lower in […]

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Increase in the number of floods in Europe

Over the last 35 years, the number of floods recorded in Europe has doubled, while there has been a six-fold, at the very least, increase in flooding […]

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Inadmissible methods used by food manufacturers to conceal sugar content

The World Health Organisation recommends a maximum daily intake of 25 grams of sugar for adults. However, their average sugar consumption is in fact an alarming […]

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Farmers forced to repay grants

In 2010, many farmers applied for grants from the Romanian Agency for Agricultural Payments and Intervention (APIA) for the planting of organic crops. They had expected […]

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Low vine-growing standards

Romania ranks fifth among all EU countries in terms of the total area under vine cultivation, and eleventh in the world. There are currently 180 000 hectares […]

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Impact of natural disasters

Natural disasters caused significant damage in 2016, reaching the highest level of material losses seen in the past four years. A study carried out by a […]

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