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Commission prepared to strike deal to exempt tariffs on Argentine biodiesel

The European Commission is willing to reach an agreement with Argentine biodiesel producers to settle a long-running trade dispute over imports of the fuel into Europe.

EU Argentina

Commission approves Portuguese biomass installations in forest areas prone to fires

The European Commission has approved a Portuguese scheme to support biomass energy installations close to forest areas at risk of fires.

EU European Agricultural Policy

US positions itself firmly as EU’s main soybean supplier

The European Commission has announced that soy imports from the US have increased by 112% over the current market year (July-December 2018).

EU United States

EU agriculture policy diary (December 17-21): Agrifish Council, and High-Level Forum Africa-Europe

Next week will be a relatively quiet one in preparation for the Christmas break for the EU institutions.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Farmers may be prepared to start producing manure-based biogas collectively – Danish study

Most Danish farmers are willing to participate in collective partnerships to start producing biogas from manure and waste, a new study has found.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Commission proposes new EU anti-dumping duties on Argentine biodiesel

The European Commission has proposed the re-introduction of anti-dumping duties on biodiesel from Argentina after collecting evidence that the cheap imports are unduly subsidised and pose a threat to local producers.

Trade Disputes EU

Commission adopts low emission economic strategy and defines role of farming

The European Commission has adopted its strategy to achieve a climate neutral economy by 2050 by aligning key sectors, taking up technological solutions and empowering citizens in the transition.

EU European Agricultural Policy

Socialists and Democrats publish report on sustainable development in EU farming

The group of the Socialists and Democrats (S&Ds) of the European Parliament has put forward a reflection document on sustainable development including proposals "to resolve the social and ecological crisis" modern society is facing.

EU European Agricultural Policy

EU ethanol producers slam exclusion from the EU plant proteins strategy

The European Commission proposal on an EU protein strategy should have included crop-based biofuel production as a means to reduce Europe's need to import soybean meal and other animal feed, EU ethanol producers have said in criticising their exclusion.

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