Agriculture

Agriculture EU trade policy Social & human rights

EP: adoption of report on anti-torture regulation, rejection of net neutrality, expected to massive rejection of moves to allow member states to keep GMO ban

On Tuesday, the European Parliament has overwhelmingly (90 percent) voted in favour of a report on a planned update of an existing ‘anti-torture’ regulation, which amends a 2005 text that bans goods which could be used for capital punishment, torture or other treatment or punishment. The report calls for tighter …

Agriculture EU trade policy Social & human rights

European Parliament to take decisions on anti-torture regulation, national GMO bans and Novel foods

This morning, the European Parliament is debating the so-called anti-torture regulation, which amends a 2005 text that bans goods which could be used for capital punishment, torture or other treatment or punishment. The report will be put to a vote on Tuesday 27 October. The planned proposals call for a …

Agriculture WTO & Plurilaterals

French centre-right MEPs call for taking into account EU agricultural sensitivies in Doha Round

The next INTA committee meeting on 15 October will discuss amendments to a planned motion for a resolution on the WTO Doha Development Agenda. French MEPs Tokia Saifi and Fank Proust, of the centre-right EPP group and members of the committee reveal how much agricultural protection remains a French concern. …

Agriculture EU trade policy

Parliament backs plans to extend GIs to non agricultural products

EU Parliament Committee on Legal Affairs approves of the EU’s initiative to extend the coverage of geographical indications to non agricultural goods. The report tabled by the rapporteur of this file Virginie Rozière (S&D) writes: “proper Europe-wide protection of the geographical indications used to designate non-agricultural products could help to …