EU moves to tighten rules on Ukrainian agricultural imports

EU moves to tighten rules on Ukrainian agricultural imports

In the latest concession to European farmers, the 27 EU member states have decided to impose stricter tariff rules on imported Ukrainian agricultural products. European farmers, who protested in Brussels again this week, were angry about unfair competition resulting from cheap imports.

Europe in brief: Slovakian lorry drivers join blockade on Ukrainian border

Europe in brief: Slovakian lorry drivers join blockade on Ukrainian border

Similar to their Polish colleagues, Slovakian lorry drivers have begun blocking a border crossing with Ukraine in protest at competition from their Ukrainian counterparts. Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said that the negotiations for a trade deal between Mercosur and the EU could fail. Slovenian Foreign Minister Tanja Fajon expressed her support for North Macedonia’s EU accession.

Europe in brief: Greece ravaged by wildfires

Europe in brief: Greece ravaged by wildfires

Slovakia sends firefighters to the Greek island of Rhodes to fight a forest fire. The first European Summer School on Artificial Intelligence opens in Slovenia. No party won a clear majority in Sunday’s general elections in Spain.