Dual food quality: no East-West divide, but different compositions persist

By |junij 26th, 2019|dual food quality, Eastern countries, JRC, News, Tibor Navracsics, Věra Jourová|

A report published by the European Commission's research body on Monday (24 June) found that there is no 'East-West food quality discrimination in Europe'. It said there was no consistent geographical pattern in the use of same or similar packaging for...

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Mars boss: EU-UK should prepare to extend Article 50 or transition period

By |julij 26th, 2018|Brexit, dual food quality, News|

London and Brussels should be “pragmatic” and prepare to either extend Article 50 or the transition period so that Brexit talks can progress "in the right way", Mars Wrigley Confectionery's regional president for Europe, Russia, CIS and Turkey told EURACTIV.com.

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Bullmann: Macron must decide if he is a ‘real progressive’ or not

By |maj 23rd, 2018|dual food quality, Emmanuel Macron, En Marche!, MFF, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, S&D, social democracy, Udo Bullmann|

French President Emmanuel Macron has to make his political identity clear and clarify whether he is a “real progressive” who wants to contribute to a social Europe, S&D President Udo Bullmann told EURACTIV in an interview.

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Equal standards for food across the EU: A matter of taste? No, a matter of quality!

By |april 30th, 2018|Bulgarian Presidency, dual food quality, Lilyana Pavlova, News|

What is in the food that we buy? It’s a question whose answer is less certain than it should be. Shockingly, many food manufacturers find it acceptable to sell their food with standard packaging throughout the EU, but with very different content, and often lower quality, in different countries, writes Lilyana Pavlova.  

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EU bans dual quality food after pressure from eastern members

By |april 11th, 2018|Bulgaria, Czech Republic, dual food quality, food quality, Food safety, News, Věra Jourová|

The European Commission announced on Wednesday (11 April) it would prohibit dual quality food across the bloc, following complaints and pressure from Central and Eastern European (CEE) member states.

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Greek yogurt is produced only in Greece, Commission warns Prague

By |november 13th, 2017|dual food quality, geographical indications, News, yoghurt|

The denomination “Greek yogurt” cannot be used for yogurts produced outside Greece, a European Commission spokesperson told EURACTIV.com amid mounting tensions between Athens and Prague on the issue.

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Tomáš Zdechovský: The EU begins in the stomach of a Czech citizen

By |oktober 30th, 2017|Czech Republic, dual food quality, European Parliament, Eurozone, News, single currency, Tomáš Zdechovský|

The Czechs do not know anything about the EU’s global strategies or the interconnection of energy networks. But they know very well that they can buy cheaper and better food in Germany, says MEP Tomáš Zdechovský (EPP).

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Food & drink industry boss: Do not confuse ‘quality’ with ‘recipe’ in food debate

By |oktober 16th, 2017|dual food quality, food packaging, FoodDrinkEurope, News, pasta and rice labels|

What has been mixed in the current dual quality food conversation is ‘quality versus recipe’, as consumers have different preferences on sweetness and saltiness and we just have to accept it, FoodDrinkEurope leader told EURACTIV.com in an interview.

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Much ado about fish fingers

By |oktober 4th, 2017|dual food quality, News, Nutrition|

As European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker delivered his State of the European Union address last month, there were several issues which sparked his passion. But one came as a surprise to the audience: fish fingers.

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Commission ready to advise consumers to boycott ‘dual standard’ food

By |september 27th, 2017|Daciana Sârbu, dual food quality, food quality, food standards, News, Věra Jourová|

The European Commission said yesterday (26 September) it was ready to advise European consumers to boycott products of lower quality that are presented in Eastern EU countries with exactly the same packaging as in wealthier EU states.

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