Thursday

29th Jun 2017

Ticker

EU court bans dairy-style names for veggie products

Plant-based foods cannot be sold in the EU using dairy-style names, such as milk, cream, yogurt, butter and cheese, the EU court ruled on Wednesday. A German consumer group had brought the case forward, arguing consumers are being misled when plant-based products are sold as "Soyatoo Tofu Butter" and "Veggie Cheese". A few products such as coconut milk or butter beans have been accepted, however, in earlier regulations.

EU mulls post-Brexit budget options

EU seeks novel ways to plug a Brexit-based budget hole of up to €11 billion, but income from fines, such as the one on Google, cannot be relied on.

Slovenia and Croatia reignite border dispute

Croatia said it would not apply a ruling to be delivered by the international arbitration court on Thursday. Slovenia appeals to the EU to pressure its neighbour.

News in Brief

  1. EU parliament adopts mandate for 2018 budget talks
  2. EU commission launches pan-EU pension plan
  3. EU eases police access to databases
  4. Schulz calls for ban of Erdogan rally
  5. Trump to celebrate Bastille Day with Macron in Paris
  6. EU extended Russia sanctions until 2018
  7. Netherlands partially liable for Srebrenica massacre, court rules
  8. Cyprus reunification talks resume in Switzerland

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