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October 4, 2017
On September 21, 2017, FAS Berlin supported the first-ever American foods promotion in Slovakia. FAS Berlin with U.S. Meat Export Federation and U.S. Embassy in Slovakia collaborated on a U.S. beef...
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.
August 14, 2017
Updated import duties of Euro 5.16 per metric ton are applied on corn, sorghum and rye from August 8, 2017.
August 11, 2017
The EU28 grain harvest is now under way in most Member States.
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.
June 7, 2017
This report provides an overview on the biofuel use mandates in the various EU-28 member states. It supplements the EU-28 Biofuels Annual Report.
May 17, 2017
In 2016 milk deliveries in the European Union (EU) increased by an estimated 0.5 percent and are expected to only slightly increase in 2017.
April 24, 2017
The EU sweetener market will take a new start after the end of the 50 year old EU sugar quota production system on October 1, 2017, and will probably face a period of increased market volatility.
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....
April 6, 2017
The EU28’s grain harvest is forecast to rise three percent in MY2017/18 despite little change to the planted area.
April 5, 2017
Total EU-28 oilseeds production for marketing year (MY) 2015/16 is expected to decline by about 9 percent to 32 million metric tons (MMT).
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.
February 1, 2017
Four cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), H5N8 type, were confirmed in captive birds in Slovakia. Three were found in a backyard flocks and one occurred in a Kosice zoo.
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...
November 15, 2016
Slovakia was one of the fastest-growing economies among the EU Member States in 2015, recording a three percent increase in GDP.
October 25, 2016
The restrictive marketing measures that Ireland wants to introduce for all alcohol products could impact U.S. exports to the EU.
October 19, 2016
It is expected that in 2016 milk deliveries in the European Union will increase by 1.1 percent and stabilize in 2017.
August 5, 2016
As a result of the improved economic situation in Slovakia in 2015, increased consumer purchasing power and declining unemployment rate, sales in the grocery retail market also increased.

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