Business By Andrew Walker BBC World Service economics correspondent 29 August 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/business-45342607 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsReality Check Prime Minister Theresa May's trip to Africa … [Read more...] about Reality Check: How does Africa trade with the EU?
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he European Consumer Centre Malta. “Within the international, European and national legislations, one can find various definitions for counterfeit products. The EU Regulation (EC) No 608/2013, defines counterfeit products as goods that are the subject of an act infringing the trademark without the authorisation to use such trademark, goods that are the subject of an act infringing a geographical indication in the Member State where the products are found and goods with any packaging or labelling that are subject of an act infringing a trademark or a geographical indication. When buying counterfeit products, the consumer would be exposed to certain risks, linked mostly with health, safety, the environment and unfair competition. For example counterfeited cosmetics and perfumes that are often sold online may be considered as high-risk products and can be the reason behind many health issues such as allergies. Medicines are also one of the products most counterfeited. In order to … [Read more...] about Counterfeit products: What are they? What are our rights?
News & Analysis by Sophie Jarvis 25th June 2018 Share This Twitter Facebook Google+ Email The government’s current approach to nicotine and tobacco reminds me of the sex education scene in Mean Girls: ‘Don’t have sex. You’ll get pregnant and die.’ Abstinence may be best contraception in theory, but it doesn’t work in practice. Most of us recognise that abstinence doesn’t work for everyone, so instead we focus on reducing the harms of unwanted pregnancies and STDs by teaching teenagers about contraception. Yet, when it comes to tackling the harms of smoking we still stick to an abstinence-only approach. We are human and will inevitably fall short of the official advice. So just as we encourage teenagers to use contraception, we should make it easier for adults to switch to safer (but not risk-free) alternatives. Public Health England have to their credit highlighted the relative benefits of vaping by pointing … [Read more...] about Why don’t more young women vape? EU regulations are partly to blame
EU farmers are “quite worried” about the fact that the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG Agri) is often disregarded when it comes to policy decisions that have a direct impact on the farming community, such as the biofuels debate. “We are quite worried about the trend that DG Agri has been pushed aside in many agriculture-related questions, such as the future of biofuels,” said Copa-Cogeca Secretary-General Pekka Pesonen. Copa-Cogeca, the EU farmers’ association, held a conference on 11 June about the ongoing talks for the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and particularly about the future of the first-generation biofuels. As part of the RED, the executive has proposed reducing the contribution of conventional biofuels in transport from a maximum of 7% in 2021 to 3.8% in 2030 [See background]. It also set an obligation to raise the share of other ‘low emissions fuels’ such … [Read more...] about EU farmers boss: DG Agri ‘not properly consulted’ in biofuels talks
By Rashid Shirinov Baku hosted two presentations of high quality European food products by Greek Delcof, Cypriot New Sevegep, Romanian Legume FructeBuzau and Agricultural Unions of Greek Naoussa, Rodochoriou and Zagor on May 16. The events were a part of Pandora and Fruit Life projects, co-funded by the EU. The former project is aimed at promotion of Greek, Romanian and Cypriot fruit compotes, juices, marmalades, olive oil, canned tomatoes and pickles, while the latter envisages expansion of Greek fresh fruits export, such as cherries, peaches and apples. The events were aimed at informing professionals of the food market in Azerbaijan in order to maximize information about the products. Managers of local super-markets and hypermarkets, importers, distributors, wholesalers, chefs of restaurants, representatives of foreign diplomatic missions and journalists attended the events. The key speakers noted that fruits and vegetables are packed with essential vitamins, minerals, fiber, and … [Read more...] about EU eyes food products export to Azerbaijan