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EU member states re-open compromise deal on Ukrainian import safeguards

EU member states agreed to reopen the compromise agreement with the European Parliament on safeguard measures on Ukrainian agricultural imports, following political pressure from France and Poland. Member state representatives agreed today to expand the reference period to be used to determine when the automatic safeguard mechanisms would be triggered.

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Week in Brussels: Chile, Switzerland, due diligence, forced labour, Ukraine

It was another busy week of voting in Brussels, as lawmakers continued to finalise the remaining legislation before the break for the European Union elections in June. This week also saw the launch of trade negotiations with the Philippines, a provisional agreement on rules governing Ukrainian agriculture imports and a proposal …

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Commission plans increased tariffs on Russian and Belarussian grain imports  

The European Commission has proposed to increase tariffs on Russian and Belarussian imports of cereals, oilseeds and derived products.   The move is intended to prevent the risk of destabilisation of the European Union market amid ongoing farmer protests within the EU.  The commission said the measure would also prevent Moscow …