The European Commission on Tuesday (13 August) imposed countervailing duties of 8% to 18% on imports of subsidised biodiesel from Indonesia, saying the move aimed to restore a level playing field for European Union producers.
Europe's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) was a big issue at this year's Green Week in Berlin. With all the billions of euros available, the agro-ecological transition is more than possible, especially if subsidies to agribusiness and factory farms were stopped, write Harriet Bradley and Trees Robijns.
The British government said yesterday (4 January) it will match European Union subsidies for farmers for around five years after Brexit until it puts in place a new system focusing more on environmental protection.
The European Union and Brazil yesterday (17 July) proposed to the World Trade Organization a reform of farm subsidies in order to "level the playing field" for emerging economies, an EU statement said.
The European Parliament narrowly endorsed a ban on the use of pesticides on arable land set aside for nature conservation on Wednesday (14 June), prompting a leading environmental group to call for a rethinking of how the bloc's multi-billion agricultu...