Two MARS Crop Monitoring Bulletins were published today, covering Russia and Kazakhstan. According to the MARS Bulletin global outlook – Russia, yield expectations are above average for barley and maize.
Taking place on 24 and 25 September in Ljubljana, the 14th Energy Community Gas Forum discussed the needed amendments to the Treaty establishing the Energy Community in order to make the organization more efficient.
A summary of the exchange of views is now available.
“We have just concluded the third round of trilateral talks at political level on the long-term transit of Russian gas via Ukraine to Europe as of next year.”
The General Court finds that the principle of solidarity is not referred to in the 2016 decision and that it does not appear that the Commission, as a matter of fact, conducted an examination of that principle.
In 2018, the EU agri-food trade reached a value of 254 billion – €138 billion of exports and €116 billion of imports. This means that the EU confirms for yet another year its position as largest global exporter and now second (previously first) importer of agri-food products.
In a report published today, the EU confirms for yet another year its position as largest global exporter of agri-food products, with EU exports reaching €138 billion in 2018.
The attached statistics covering the first six months of 2019 will also be part of the 2019 Annual Report, which will be submitted by the Commission to the European Parliament later this year.
Between 2008 and 2018, the EU ran a trade deficit with Russia (meaning that it imported more than it exported). This trade deficit was highest in 2011 at €93 billion and lowest in 2016 at €46 billion. In 2018, the EU’s trade deficit with Russia was €83 billion.