Can supermarkets keep life affordable in difficult times? – ‘If electricity becomes too expensive, the government must intervene, if a supermarket helps consumers it is wrong’ – Foodlog

Can supermarkets keep life affordable in difficult times If

Leclerc announced last week a fixed price of €0.29 for a baguette, the French daily bread. Bakers, millers, grain growers and the French farmers’ union FNSEA reacted indignantly because someone has to pay the low prices. If the consumer does not pay the supermarket a fair price, the chain will have to bleed for the … Read more

Harmful fishing subsidies – ‘Government funding often keeps unprofitable fishing fleets at sea’ – Foodlog

Harmful fishing subsidies Government funding often keeps unprofitable fishing

As the only organization that can draft global agreements to curb harmful subsidies, the World Trade Organization WTO has the power to regulate fisheries subsidies. Negotiations on this are now at a crucial stage. Governments have subsidized their fleets for centuries for a variety of reasons: food security, pressure from industry lobbies, or simply national … Read more

You build the Grondbank in the country, not in The Hague – Government, have confidence in farmers and citizens when redesigning the Netherlands – Foodlog

You build the Grondbank in the country not in The

I think that the Netherlands should not throw its rich agricultural history overboard. I do not feel alone in that wish. It’s not just about the area where I was born and where my future as a farmer lies. Many more people feel connected to their region and do not want everything to be decided … Read more

‘Retail, sector and government benefit from livestock farming with fewer animals’ – Anne Hilhorst of Wakker Dier sees major changes – Foodlog

Retail sector and government benefit from livestock farming with fewer

I still get goosebumps when I think about the promise of the supermarkets. Within the next two years, they will all switch to chicken with at least one Beter Leven star from the Dutch Society for the Protection of Animals. A step for which we at Wakker Dier have been fighting for nine years. And … Read more

Government launched ‘Viya Deportiva’ program to provide housing to Colombian athletes

Government launched Viya Deportiva program to provide housing to Colombian

Bogotá, September 2, 2020. The digital platform ‘Viya Deportiva’ (Housing Now for athletes) was born, an initiative with which national athletes will be able to access programs to acquire their own home in Colombia. Through ‘Viya Deportiva’, the champions will receive specialized attention and access an exclusive channel, in which they will have personalized advice, … Read more

Brexit negotiator David Frost resigns from UK government

Brexit negotiator David Frost resigns from UK government

David Frost outside Downing Street, London, September 15, 2021. HANNAH MCKAY / REUTERS This is yet another setback for Boris Johnson. The services of the British Prime Minister announced, Saturday, December 18 in the evening, the resignation of the Secretary of State responsible for Brexit, David Frost. After the revelation of the information, a little … Read more

Netherlands: coalition agreement to form a government after nine months of discussions

Netherlands coalition agreement to form a government after nine months

Although the VVD won the parliamentary elections, Mark Rutte needs the support of the D66, the CDA Christian Democrats and the Christian Union to secure a majority in Parliament. PHIL NIJHUIS / AFP Four Dutch political parties reached an agreement on Monday (December 13th) which should allow Prime Minister Mark Rutte to form his fourth … Read more

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