EU PUSHES FORWARD WITH EASTERN EUROPE FOOD TRADE DEALS – POST GEORGIA CONFLICT

BY KEITH NUTHALL

THE EUROPEAN Union (EU) is speeding up cooperation with its eastern neighbours following August's Georgia conflict, approving a trade deal with Albania and negotiating one with Moldova - both focusing heavily on food and drink. The agreement with Albania will see import duties scrapped on food and drink traded between the EU and Albania on a wide range of products, ranging from confectionery and beer to cooking oils and sugar. The Moldova deal is more limited, but almost entirely devoted to food and drink: dairy products, wine, ...


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