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Vladimir Pekic

Vladimir Pekic is a freelance journalist who writes for both IEG Policy and IEG Vu. He has many years’ experience covering a wide range of agri-food and commodity topics across Europe and Latin America.

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Italian food exports stagnate, Brexit uncertainty blamed

Italy’s overall food exports stagnated in June for the first time this year, mainly due to a 17.1% drop in sales to the UK, which was caused partly by a devaluation of the British pound, said Italy’s farmers’ group Coldiretti, which reiterated its warning of an impending crisis in the case of a No Deal Brexit.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

EU called upon to investigate olive oil price differences

Spain’s association of farmer groups, La Unión de Uniones, has called on the European institutions to investigate the reasons why the Italian oil market seems to be behaving differently from its European counterparts, Spain and Greece, seemingly putting the single market into doubt.

 

European Food Law Greece

EU called upon to investigate olive oil price differences

Spain’s association of farmer groups, La Unión de Uniones, has called on the European institutions to investigate the reasons why the Italian oil market seems to be behaving differently from its European counterparts, Spain and Greece, seemingly putting the single market into doubt.

 

Greece Italy

Spanish region says agri-food exports could be hindered by US tariff spat

Valencia-based farmers’ group, La Unió de Llauradors, has warned that tariff wars instigated by US President Donald Trump could “seriously jeopardize” agri-food exports from Valencia’s farming sector to the US market.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Spain holds talks with European Commission over olive oil stockpiling

Spanish agriculture ministry officials have met with European Commission officials, including Jerzy Bogdan Plewa, Director-General of DG AGRI, to advocate for the development of a novel self-regulating mechanism that would permit the avoidance of imbalances in the olive oil market in years when there is an imbalance of supply and demand.

EU Spain

Portugal set to ban plastic packaging on fruit and vegetables

The Portuguese parliament has voted to end the distribution of plastic bags and disposable non-renewable containers for food products such as fruits and vegetables in shops selling these groceries.

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