- Ukraine: agricultural market chaos as preview of EU accession?
- EU Commission wants to regulate ESG ratings
- Breton wants to trim defense industry to war economy
- Expert: asylum centers at EU external borders difficult to implement
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The EU is trying to support war-torn Ukraine as much as possible. As a result, no tariffs are currently being levied on Ukrainian export products. However, this has brought criticism from the neighboring states, which see themselves threatened by cheap agricultural products. The discussion gives a foretaste of what is likely to be discussed in the course of Ukraine’s possible accession to the EU, writes Timo Landenberger.
Investing money in an environmentally and socially responsible way – ESG ratings are playing an increasingly important role among investors. The only problem is that so far they have not been regulated and the evaluation criteria are often not comprehensible to outsiders. The point of “water”, for example, does not have to have anything to do with sustainability. It can also only say something about whether there is enough water for operations. Leonie Düngefeld analyzes that the EU Commission now wants to improve the situation with a legislative proposal.
ASAP signals: It’s urgent. Thierry Breton’s third element of his armaments strategy bears this name. And it really is intended to speed things up: The package is designed to increase the EU’s ammunition production capacity to one million projectiles per year within twelve months. Read more about the Frenchman’s plan, which he will present today, in our News.
Ukraine: agricultural market chaos as preview of EU accession?
With the deal between the European Commission and the five Eastern European countries bordering Ukraine, the dispute over Ukrainian agricultural imports seems to be off the table for now. But a continuation of the conflict is already on the horizon. An end to the war is not in sight, and the solution reached does not convince all parties.
At the same time, concerns are growing in Brussels: Can Ukraine’s oft-promised accession to the EU succeed at all in view of the agricultural market chaos? Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy observed the developments with concern and spoke of a dangerous signal of crumbling solidarity.
Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the EU suspended tariffs on imports from Ukraine in order to support the country. However, this had led to an oversupply of agricultural goods in some regions, triggering price declines and market disruptions. As a result, Poland, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia had restricted or even stopped imports of Ukrainian agricultural goods. Now, under the agreement now reached, imports are to be allowed again, but only for onward transport to other countries.
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