The European Parliament has agreed to waive taxes on olive oil imports from Tunisia to the EU, in a bid to boost the country’s economy. The move has prompted anger from Italian MEPs. EURACTIV Italy reports.
Following the European Commission's termination of an infringement procedure against the member state, Italy has updated its rules relating to the use of animal waste in agriculture and still retains hopes of amending the EU's Nitrates Directive. EURACTIV Italy reports.
European legislation on the single market for services continues to haunt beachside operators, who fear increased competition and a loss of investment. A forthcoming ECJ ruling could prove to be significant. EURACTIV Italy reports.
The attacks carried out against women, in Cologne on New Year's Eve, are still reverberating across Europe, auguring for more resentment against immigrants, and eroding the remnants of multicultural attitudes. The EURACTIV network reports.
Italian politicians have submitted a proposal that would limit the amount of duty-free Tunisian olive oil imported into Europe, saying the plan comes at the worse possible moment for Italian growers. EURACTIV Italy reports.
SPECIAL REPORT / The looming threat of a cut to the EU agriculture budget has prevented the Parliament to fight for a full-fledged CAP reform, but all is not lost as it can be changed through the mid-term review, said Paolo de Castro, Italy's former Minister of Agriculture. EURACTIV Italy reports.
The European Parliament's Agriculture Committee has added to the confusion surrounding GM crops in Europe by recommending rejection of a proposal that would allow member states to limit or ban imports of genetically modified food and feed. EURACTIV Italy reports.
The European Commission has submitted a proposal to find a fairer way to admit and distribute asylum seekers in the EU. But it’s up to the member states to decide, and many don’t accept the proposed distribution of migrants. The EURACTIV network reports.