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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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Spanish government called upon to “restore balance to the food supply chain”

Spain's farmers group Unión de Uniones de Agricultores y Ganaderos has informed authorities in Spain that the real problem facing the Spanish food chain is market concentration involving players who belong to the food industry and distribution markets.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Italian farmers’ group says CAP cuts are “unacceptable”

Italian farmers' association Confederazione Nazionale Coltivatori Diretti (Coldiretti) has warned that any proposed budget cuts to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) are “unacceptable”.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Italy’s farmers warn of Brexit threat to Italian produce

Italy’s farmers’ group Coldiretti, which recently hailed the country’s agri-food industry for successfully increasing its production volume by 3% and exports by 4% in 2019, warned against complacency at a time when the threat of a hard Brexit is looming large over the sector.

European Food Law European Agricultural Policy

NGO pushes for more pollinator-friendly agriculture

BeeLife, a European NGO working to protect the interests of bees and pollinators and to safeguard their role in farming systems, has released a new set of proposals for protecting the future of agriculture and pollinators in Europe.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Italian farmers blame “fake news” for dip in milk consumption

Italy’s farmers’ organization, Confederazione Nazionale Coldiretti (Coldiretti), has blamed “fake news” for a 2.1% dip in fresh milk consumption in Italy last year, according to data collated by the body.

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Weather affects Brazilian wine grape harvest

Industrial grape growers in Brazil’s southernmost state of Rio Grande do Sul started harvesting their crop in December, while the peak harvesting season is currently under way.

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