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Copa Cogeca adds voice to Mercosur concern

Copa Cogeca adds voice to Mercosur concern

By Aidan Fortune

European agricultural trade bodies Copa Cogeca have written to the European Commission calling for a measured approach to Mercosur negotiations.

EU leaders express ‘deep concern’ over Mercosur

EU leaders express ‘deep concern’ over Mercosur

By Aidan Fortune

The leaders of Ireland, France, Poland and Belgium have written a joint letter to EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker expressing their “deep concern” over the Mercosur deal and its potential effect on their respective agricultural industries....

Auchan to expand meat processing business in Russia

Auchan to expand meat processing business in Russia

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

French retailer Auchan has revealed plans to increase the production capacity of its meat processing plant in Tambov Oblast, Russia, to 70,000 tonnes (t) by 2020, in order to become fully self-sufficient in meat products on the local market, the company...

Rosselkhoznadzor has predicted that ASF is likely to hit France, Germany and spread further in south-east Asia

ASF set to break through borders

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

In 2019, African swine fever (ASF) is likely to appear in France and Germany, and further spread of the disease is anticipated in south-east Asia, according to Sergey Dankvert, director of the Russian veterinary body Rosselkhoznadzor, speaking during...