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Coronavirus: EU approves UK SME support schemes

The EU Commission on Thursday approved two separate UK State aid schemes to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the context of the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus: Coronavirus equipment ready soon after joint EU procurement bid

The joint EU procurement of coronavirus personal protective equipment has been a success, says the European Commission, with equipment available two weeks after Member States sign contracts with the bidders.

Invest in Farmers for the Future

The COVID-19 pandemic has shuttered many restaurants, factories, and stores, causing the U.S. economy to grind to a halt.

Glyphosate: The Weedkiller That’s Killing Us

As winter gives way to spring, farmers begin to prepare for the coming year.

How Tanzania farmers lose billions from cashew apples left to rot

Mtwara. The majority of cashew farmers in Tanzania grow the crop with a target to sell the crop in its raw form. To them, cashew apples ripping with the nuts are a waste.

Sugar beet variety shows 5%-plus yield advantage in new list

One new sugar beet variety with a yield more than 5% above all others was the highlight of the 2021 Recommended List from the seven new varietal entrants that will be available for growers next spring.

Zimbabwe farmers turn to smart solutions to fight climate change

Having suffered poor harvests due to drought, Lupane small-scale farmers find solutions in climate-smart agriculture.

Netflix, Youtube slow streaming networks to help fight Coronavirus

Netflix and YouTube have agreed to a European request to reduce pressure on the Internet caused by increased demand from social distancing measures in the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus: EU passenger rights clarified

As efforts continue to mitigate the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission published Wednesday guidelines to ensure EU passenger rights are applied in a coherent manner.

EU package to counter economic impact of Coronavirus

The EU set out Friday its response to the Coronavirus public health emergency with a package to mitigate the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, centred on a European coordinated response.

Brussels imposes new anti-dumping duties on Chinese steel

The EU Commission decided Wednesday to impose anti-dumping duties on imports of steel road wheels originating in China, to be in place as of tomorrow and to remain in place for a 5-year period.