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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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Romania offers financial support for farmers and food industry hit by COVID

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