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Government actsSouth Africa versus EU due to oranges
Appeal to the WTO against the cold treatment of fruits
South Africa against the European Union because of oranges. This is the "gist" of the affair that is involving the two parties: South Africa, in fact, has appealed to the WTO against the EU decision imposing... more
Government actsBalsamic Vinegar, Italy activates infringement procedure against Slovenia
Bratislava wants to transform the name “balsamic vinegar” into a product standard
The Italian Government has activated the infringement procedure pursuant to art. 259 TFEU against Slovenia for the protection of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI. "The initiative - explain from the Consortium... more
Government actsEU: Farm to Fork strategy aims at sustainable practices for crop and livestock production"
Kyriakides: "We don't want to set specific targets on consumption of animal proteins"
The answer to a parliamentary question by the MP Mara Bizzotto. more
Government actsEurope recognizes the importance of carbon farming
Carbon credits enter the European political agenda; will be a legislative proposal by 2022
Carbon credits officially enter the European political agenda, confirming the essential role of the rural sector in the challenge of sustainability. The EU Commission published the communication on sustainable... more
Government actsCancer: wine equated with smoking
Shocking report from the EU Parliament commission
The Beating Cancer Commission (Beca) of the European Parliament, after a year of work, voted on a report dedicated to measures to combat cancer, launching a far-reaching Cancer Plan that includes prevention... more
Government actsAntitrust: Amazon sanctioned in Italy for 1.28 billion euros
For abuse of dominant position. Confimprese: "Now fiscal equity for digital platforms"
The Italian Competition and Market Authority imposed a fine of over 1.28 billion euros on various companies of the Amazon group (Amazon Europe Core, Amazon Services Europe, Amazon, Amazon Italia Services... more
Government actsVerisem: Italian government blocks Syngenta
The Swiss group aimed to take over the seed company
The news had been anticipated in the media (see EFA News article of 22/10/2021) and now it is confirmed: the Italian government has exercised its veto powers (the so-called Golden Power) to block the acquisition... more
Government actsWine: Italy’s the first country to obtain a sustainability certificate
MP Gallinella: "An added value for the national wine production chain, leaders in the world"
"Italy will soon be the first country to obtain a system of certification of sustainability of the wine production chain. With the approval of the decree of the ministry of Agricultural policies with establishes... more
Government actsTypical products. European Commission approve Pistachio of Raffadali
The denomination is produced in the province of Agrigento (Sicily)
The European Commission has approved the application for registration of "Pistachio di Raffadali" in the register of protected designations of origin (PDO). The Raffadali Pistachio is produced in the province... more
Government actsDe Castro-Gualmini: no to Slovenian vinegar
Misleading for consumers
Joint question by S&D MEPs to Commissioner Wojciechowski: unfair competition with Italian PDO and PGI excellence more
Government actsAgea-Cee Convention: EU denies judgment on national agreement
European Commission reply the question by Ignazio Corrao
EFA News publishes in full the written answer of Janusz Wojciechowski on behalf of the European Commission. (8.2.2021)The commission cannot express an opinion on an internal national convention and its... more
Government acts2021: agreements to protect some Italian and French PDOs and GIs
There are bilateral EU agreements with Japan and South Korea
In 2021, some Italian and French GI products will be protected in Japan and South Korea thanks to the EU-Japan and EU-South Korea bilateral free trade agreements. The list of new GIs protected in Japan... more
Government actsThe Canadian government invests in CFIA
128 million dollars to strengthen its food security system
The government of Canada has announced that it is investing CAD 162.6 million ($128 million) in the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to strengthen its food safety system. The investment will take... more
Government actsExamination procedure on import of tequila into Eu
European Commission reply to Paolo De Castro's question
Reply by Janusz Wojciechowski on behalf of the European Commission (4.1.2021)The examination procedure under Regulation (EU) 2015/1843 (Trade Barriers Regulation) for the case of Geographical Indications... more
Government actsKnorr (Unilever): question on the recipe book sponsored by Crea
For Italian MP, a public authority shouldn't sponsor private greenwashing initiatives
It was presented with great fanfare as the panacea for eating more vegetables, but it sparked the anger of a group of parliamentarians who addressed a question to the Minitry of Agricoilture. It is the... more
Cheese and dairy products"Mozzarella di Gioia del Colle" obtains the protected designation of origin
L'Abbate (Mipaaf): "PDO is not a point of arrival, we need commitment to enhancement in the world"
With the publication in the Official Journal of the European Union on 9 December, the implementing regulation for the registration in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical... more
MeatsJBS parent company pleads guilty in bribery cases
Plea bargain in the US with fines of over 283 million dollars
The United States Department of Justice announced that J&F Investimentos, a Brazilian-based investment firm of which meat and poultry producer JBS is a part, has agreed to pay a $ 256,497,026 penalty for... more
Government actsFabien Simon, new CEO of Jde Peet's
We aim to gain market share in the global coffee and tea supply chain
Jde Peet's, born from the merger between Jacobs Douwe Egberts and Peet's Coffee, has appointed the former CFO of Jde Fabien Simon as the new CEO, starting from 7 September. Simon, who held the position... more
Government actsMalmström: "Palm oil production should be addressed in a comprehensive and balanced manner"
Answer to a question by MP Louis Michel
Answer given by Ms Malmström on behalf of the European Commission (24.5.2019)The Commission is aware of the concerns associated with the production of palm oil, including in terms of its environmental... more
Government actsUE Council: sponsorship of the Presidency is a matter for the Member State
Reply to Question about Coca-Cola's sponsorship of Romania's Presidency
Reply, 14.5.2019. The organisation of the Presidency, including a decision to seek sponsorship for elements of the Presidency, is a matter for the Member State authorities concerned. It is not for the... more
Government actsTomato exports from Ukraine have increased enormously
From 1.894 tonnes to more than 40.000 tonnes in 2017: possibility of suspending the concessions granted by UE?
UE question by MP Ramón Luis Valcárcel Siso (PPE) and Gabriel Mato (PPE) more
Government actsParliamentary question: President Trump's statements on French wines
Malmström: "the Commission has not received any information on measures that the US would intend to take against EU wine imports"
Answer given by Ms Cecilia Malmström on behalf of the European Commission (12.3.2019).The Honourable Member refers to a tweet that President Trump issued on 13 November 2018. However, to say that the E... more
Government actsEggs, half of the EU comes from Ukraine
Parliamentary question to the Commission by Tom Vandenkendelaere
Answer given by Ms Cecilia Malmström on behalf of the European Commission (7.3.2019)As the sector of eggs is considered sensitive in the European Union, the Association Agreement with Ukraine does not... more
Government actsBruxelles, Question on publication of EFSA opinion on the presence of PFAS and PFOS in food
The opinion is particularly important for the health of EU citizens
Presented by Damiano Zoffoli (S&D) more
Government actsEurope. Question on protection of Italian olive oil
Presented by Mara Bizzotto (ENF)
"Parliamentary questions 8 February 2019 E-000763/2019Question for written answer E-000763/2019 to the Commission Rule 130Mara Bizzotto (ENF) Subject: Protection of Italian olive oil to safeguard 'Ma... more
Government actsEurope. Question on the crisis for Sardinian sheep's milk
"Urgent action to restore balance and fairness within the European Union and the rights of Sardinian producers"
Presented by several MEMs (PPE) more
Government actsEurope. Question on protecting Italian hazelnuts from imported Turkish ones
How the EC will reinforce the support to producers and to the Italian chain of products?
Presented by Mara Bizzotto (Enf) more
Government actsEurope. Question on the protests of shepherds in Sardinia
How it means to protect the rights and to ensure fair competition in EU
Presented by some parliamentarians more
Government actsLactalis: Ue parlamentary questions
What action is the Commission planning to take to coordinate measures carried out by the Member States to address this new health scandal?
Parliamentary questions12 January 2018P-000177-18Question for written answer to the Commission Rule 130 Eric Andrieu (S&D) , Guillaume Balas (S&D) On 1 December 2017, the Lactalis group ordered a recall... more
Government actsCommission continues action against food waste and food poverty
Adopted today guidelines to facilitate food donation in the Eu
The primary focus of food waste prevention should be to act directly at source by limiting the generation of surplus food at each stage in the food supply chain more