A majority of EU member states voted against approving a genetically modified (GM) maize variety for cultivation in Europe at a Council of Ministers meeting on Tuesday – but the Commission may still approve the crop under EU rules.
“There is an urgent need for a fresh approach dealing with the EU’s immovable commitment to harmonise maximum levels for vitamins and minerals”
A consistent EU-wide policy on eco-labelling for fish and a plan to
end export subsidies for fruits and vegetables are some of the
controversial topics up for debate at a key ministerial
meeting today in Luxembourg.