Tuesday

28th Mar 2017

Ticker

WTO says Russian pork ban was illegal

The World Trade Organisation's appeal body ruled Thursday that Russia's EU-wide ban on pork products was illegal. It upheld a lower body's finding that the EU "had provided the necessary evidence" to show Russia that the African Swine Fever outbreak, the reason for the 2014 ban, was limited to a certain area. "This ruling confirms that EU pork is safe and meets international standards," said EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan.

Analysis

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News in Brief

  1. EU court validates sanctions on Russia's Rosneft
  2. Luxembourg to team up with Ireland in Apple tax appeal
  3. EU majority against GM crops, but not enough to block them
  4. Turkish referendum voting starts in Europe
  5. Le Pen says she lacks election funds
  6. UN dinner for Cyprus leaders to restart stalled peace talks
  7. Nato moves summit forward so US can attend
  8. EU clears US chemical giants merger

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