AGRICULTURE


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AGRICULTURE

Companies aspiring to export their farming and agricultural products to non-European Union states such as the US, Canada, Australia and Japan must apply to do so online.

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ECONOMY

The Agricultural Development Ministry has approved the charter for the creation of the first agricultural cooperative in Greece with a private investor in its share capital. 

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ECONOMY

Denmark’s coronavirus-driven mink cull has put the fur business in a spin, with industry officials expecting fashion houses such as Louis Vuitton, Dior and Fendi to snap up fox and chinchilla to fill the gap. 


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IMAGES

An extra-virgin olive oil made in China has been selected as the best product out of 430 different types from 17 countries at this year’s Athena International Olive Oil Competition that was held in Spata last month. The Xiangyu Coratina oil was produced by the company Longnan Xiangyu Olive Development using the Coratina olive, one of Italy’s best-known and loved varieties. It beat hundreds of Italian, Greek and Spanish olive oils for the top spot in the competition. In addition to entries from tradition olive oil-producing countries, there were contenders this year from Brazil, Israel, Lebanon, Libya and Turkey.


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NEWS

The European Union Court of Justice has ruled in favor of awarding a total of 435 million euros in farming subsidies to Greece after upholding Greek appeals against previous convictions that had led to the aid being withheld.

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NEWS

Albania and Greece, whose borders are closed because of the coronavirus outbreak, agreed to work on paving the way to allow Albanian seasonal agriculture workers to go to Greece by mid-May, Albania’s prime minister, Edi Rama, said on Wednesday.

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NEWS

Authorities in eastern Crete closed the Lasithi plain to traffic to prevent accidents Thursday after the area flooded following four days of intense rainfall, Giannis Stefanakis, the local mayor, told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency.



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NEWS

Greek farmers continued with meetings over the weekend as they prepare for protest action later this month which is expected to culminate at Agrotica, the country’s largest exhibition of agricultural products.


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NEWS

Farmers in Larissa, central Greece, on Wednesday rolled out their tractors at the Platykambos junction of the Athens-Thessaloniki national road on Monday in protest at the prices for their goods which they complain are too low for them to cover production costs.

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NEWS

Farmers from Larissa, central Greece, have decided to block highways this week to protest against high production costs, the prices of farming products and state social insurance contributions, among others.

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ECONOMY

The European Investment Bank will launch a new, targeted financing product for young farmers in 2020 that will benefit Greek agriculture, according to senior EIB official Andrew McDowell.