Outi Alapekkala

Agrifood 14-10-2011

Europe’s farm reform off to rocky start

The European Commission's long-awaited proposals to overhaul the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) have left most EU politicians and stakeholders disappointed.

‘Dirty trade’ challenges EU vision of recycling society

While the EU seeks to curb its import dependency on raw materials through better re-use and recycling, the bloc remains a top exporter of all sorts of waste – including paper, plastics and metals.

EU’s green economy roadmap meets criticism

The European Commission's roadmap for a resource-efficient Europe does too little to address environmental concerns, argue green campaigners while businesses have criticised it for ignoring the benefits eco-industries bring to the environment.