Food security once again in the spotlight of the EU after the COVID-19 crisis

Food security once again in the spotlight of the EU after the COVID-19 crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has left its mark on the EU’s flagship new food policy, as the Farm to Fork strategy (F2F), presented on Wednesday (20 May), demonstrated a renewed interest in food security to ensure the supply during crises of any nature. Although sustainability should have been at the core of the whole structure of the much-awaited F2F, the concept of food security has taken on an equally key role in the structure. Unveiling its food strategy, the Commission has recognised that the current COVID-19 pandemic, although not linked to…

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German cabinet agrees to CO2 price of 25 euros from January 2021

German cabinet agrees to CO2 price of 25 euros from January 2021

Germany’s cabinet agreed on Wednesday (20 May) on changes to the climate package launched last September, and it is now certain that from January 2021, a price of 25 euros per tonne of CO2 will apply in all sectors in Germany. Originally, the German government’s proposal had envisioned an entry price of €10 per tonne, which was to rise to €35 by 2025. According to the new regulation, the price in 2025 will now be €55. From the following year, emission certificates with a price corridor of €55-65 per unit…

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