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17th Oct 2017

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Organic farming talks halted by rejected compromise

Representatives of member states rejected a compromise text Monday on organic farming, proposed by the Maltese EU presidency. As a result, Malta has cancelled scheduled talks for Wednesday with the European Parliament. Member states and MEPs had been discussing the complex file since November 2015, which aims to increase organic production in Europe. Lobbyists from the organic sector were blamed for putting pressure on governments to reject the compromise.

New privacy rules tilted to industry, says NGO

The European Commission's reform of the e-privacy regulation to ensure confidentiality of online messages against industry interest has now swayed in favour of big tech firms, says NGO.

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