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Biomass 05-03-2020

Environmental measures in Swedish forests will continue to be strong

In a recent opinion piece, a group of NGOs wrote that Sweden's forest policy is wreaking havoc. Herman Sundqvist argues that this is wrong on several counts and that the country is working to improve environmental measures in the forest.
Biomass 26-02-2020

Sweden’s forest crimes

Sweden presents itself as a global torchbearer on the environment, but its forest policy is wreaking havoc. The EU must act to stop it, say five European NGOs.
Agrifood 17-01-2020

French forest industry not taking advantage of ever-growing forests

The forest continues to expand in France, according to industry figures, but the industry is not making the most of it. EURACTIV France reports.

EU-Japan free trade deal threatens the fight for legal timber

While moves towards greater international cooperation are welcome, the EU’s growing number of new free trade deals must be scrutinised. And in the case of the Japan-EU free trade agreement, the deal’s impact on the fight against illegal timber is a pressing concern, writes Perrine Fournier.
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Development Policy 25-11-2015

EU-Guyana trade deal must protect land rights, activists say

A potential trade pact between the European Union and Guyana must contain land rights protections for local residents in order to avert the possible displacement of indigenous people, activists said on Tuesday (24 November).
Development Policy 15-07-2015

Report: EU timber trade funded armed groups in the CAR

The European and Chinese timber trade with the Central African Republic has funded armed groups on both sides of a conflict simmering there since 2013, the anti-corruption group Global Witness said today (15 July).
Trade & Society 25-11-2010

EU gives green light for Russia joining WTO

Russia and the European Union struck a deal yesterday (24 November) to phase out Russian export tariffs on raw materials, paving the way for Moscow to join the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov said.
Climate change 08-07-2010

Parliament vote seals ban on illegal timber

The European Parliament yesterday (7 July) backed a compromise to close EU markets to illegal timber.
Climate change 17-06-2010

EU deal signals ban on illegal timber

After years of debate, EU legislators yesterday (16 June) reached a deal to ban illegal timber from entering the common market as of 2012.
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