31st May 2023


Report: Belgium ignored Kosovo food fraud tipoff for 18 months

Food safety authorities from Kosovo informed their Belgian counterparts of possible food fraud in September 2016, but the Belgians only began investigating last February, Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws reported Tuesday. A Belgian company reportedly exported twelve-year-old meat to Kosovo with falsified labels. Belgian agriculture minister Denis Ducarme said he would order an audit of the Belgian food agency.

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EU clashes over protection of workers exposed to asbestos

EU parliament is calling for more protection for workers exposed to asbestos, the main cause of workplace fatalities in the EU, while member states remain more cautious and will call for a review of its mandate.

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