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September 18, 2019
Germany has presented a plan to phase out glyphosate and terminate its use in Germany by December 31, 2023, as part of an “action program for the protection of insects.”
November 23, 2018
The German Minister of the Environment revealed a plan to end glyphosate use on November 6, 2018.
June 22, 2018
On June 14, 2018, negotiators from the Council, the European Parliament and the Commission found a political agreement on the next iteration of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II).
June 22, 2018
This report provides an overview on the biofuel use mandates in the various EU-28 member states. It supplements the EU-28 Biofuel Annual Report.
April 25, 2018
On April 11, 2018, the European Commission published a proposal to amend the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive to answer Member States’ demand for tools to tackle dual quality of foodstuff....
September 11, 2017
A shifting political landscape in the EU has led to fears that voting “against” import authorization of Genetically Engineered (GE) crops is becoming perilously close to a new norm.
July 13, 2017
On February 2, 2017, the European Commission launched a consultation on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in order to better understand where the current policy can be simplified....
July 3, 2017
Two studies conducted by Eastern European Members States (MS) have concluded that identically branded food products are being sold with lower quality in Eastern Europe than Western Europe.
April 11, 2017
On March 13, 2017, the European Commission presented its long awaited report examining whether mandatory nutrition labeling requirements should be extended to alcoholic beverages....
March 15, 2017
The European Union’s (EU) dairy market seems to be slowly emerging from its recent “dairy crisis,” when EU farmers were faced with overproduction and the lowest commodity prices since 2009.
March 15, 2017
On Tuesday, February 28, the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SCoPAFF) again failed to reach a qualified majority on the proposal on endocrine disruptor (ED) criteria.
December 16, 2016
The EU remains the world's largest wine producer despite lower production levels in 2016 compared to 2015. U.S. exporters should be aware that specific wine labeling rules...
October 25, 2016
The restrictive marketing measures that Ireland wants to introduce for all alcohol products could impact U.S. exports to the EU.
July 11, 2016
Slovakia took over its first ever European Union (EU) Council Presidency on July 1, 2016.
June 22, 2016
The German government has highlighted that TTIP will not undermine food safety standards and that American exporters have to meet European regulations.
December 7, 2015
The German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety just added another chapter by defending its previous stance that ODM and CRISPR should not fall under GMO regulations.
December 7, 2015
Seed companies have not objected to Germany for applying the “opt out” regulation for biotech corn varieties.
July 21, 2015
Round 10 of T-TIP Negotiations Held in Brussels July 12-17, 2015 ... Opposition at Council over GMO Proposal ... Hogan Speaks at Expo Milan – Agri-Food Chain Coalition Event ...
November 6, 2014
FAS Berlin brought a speaker presenting on the U.S. food safety system and policy to a T-TIP workshop in Germany.