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MEPs approve Ukraine trade legislation, forced labour ban

The European Parliament voted in favour of amending and extending EU liberalisation of agriculture imports from Ukraine at the price of tougher safeguards in a plenary session in Strasbourg today. Parliamentarians also backed the final version of legislation agreed with EU member states that is intended to prevent imports of …

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European Parliament committee backs curbs on Ukraine agriculture imports 

The European Parliament’s trade committee approved an inter-institutional agreement which would restrict agricultural imports from Ukraine from June.  Parliamentarians backed a deal reached between the parliament and European Union member states yesterday which extends the EU’s current liberalisation measures with Ukraine for another twelve months from 6 June. 

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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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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 …

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Week in Brussels: Ukraine and Moldova, Rwanda, agri-food

Whilst the world braces for what promises to be a difficult WTO ministerial conference in Abu Dhabi next week, Brussels is taking steps to finalise key legislation before the break for the EU elections in June. On Wednesday (21 February) the Council adopted its position on the EU’s planned extension …