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Jaroslaw Adamowski is a freelance journalist with a focus on Central and Eastern Europe, based in Warsaw, Poland. He contributes to IEG Policy and a number of other industry magazines and news sites.

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Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has announced plans by his government to develop a number of measures to stimulate competition between the country’s big retailers, aiming to reduce food prices, and limit the impact of large retail chains on Lithuania’s food sector.

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Polish parliament passes agricultural cooperatives law

The Polish parliament has passed a law to facilitate the setting up of agricultural cooperatives amid the government’s efforts to stimulate local competition against large international food producers and retail chains, according to senior cabinet officials.

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Czech government to ban low-quality food imports

The Czech Ministry of Agriculture has unveiled plans to ban imports of food products which have been repeatedly fined by the country’s food safety agency for their low quality or presence of contaminated ingredients.

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Poland to pass GMO-free labelling law this year

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Lithuanian government to consider cutting VAT on food products

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