Original title: L’UE et la Tunisie vers un renforcement de leur Partenariat privilégié.
Today the European Commission decided to register 4 new European Citizens’ Initiatives: ‘The fast, fair and effective solution to climate change’, ‘Ending the aviation fuel tax exemption in Europe’, ‘Cohesion policy for the equality of the regions and sustainability of the regional cultures’ and ‘PRO-NUTRISCORE’. At the same time, the Commission decided it cannot register a European Citizens’ Initiative entitled ‘Stopping trade with Israeli settlements operating in the Occupied Palestinian Territory’.
The value of EU agri-food exports in January 2019 increased for the 4th year in a row to reach a new record level of €11.2 billion. Agri-food imports also grew to a record of €10.8 billion, leading to the monthly trade value topping €22 billion, compared to €21 billion in January 2018. These are the main findings from the latest monthly trade report published by the European Commission.