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Sir, Regarding ‘CAP transparency scheme ‘failing’, says NGO‘: The transparency scheme is not failing. The problem is that there are some member states which are failing to do what is necessary to meet the requirements set out by the Commission. It is not the scheme that’s failing, it’s the member states that are foot-dragging on… » read more

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Sir, The big banks, which caused the current recession, refuse to take responsibility to date. By calculating excessively high interest rates, the economic recovery is being blocked. EuropeanCompanyMarket has found that the negative sentiment is fortunately decreasing. The number of visitors on the website www.E-cm.eu is increasing. People from all over Europe are interested in… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘G8 pledges sustainability in food security drive‘: Your article highlights the urgent need to raise agricultural productivity. The G8’s forecast corroborates the trend experts have anticipated for some time: global demand is exceeding growth in global supply. Moreover, we have limited time in which to double the fruit, vegetables and grains that we… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘EU lawmakers reject revised energy labels‘: The current dispute concerning the Energy Labelling Directive between the Parliament on one hand and the Commission and the Council on the other, is taking a theological course along the lines of ‘how many angels can dance on the head of a pin?’. All parties agree that… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘Veolia calls for shift to ‘low-water economy‘: It is little wonder that Antoine Frérot wants to change the economics of the water business. Veolia Water, the biggest global water corporation in the world, is now confronted with a serious threat: as Corporate Europe Observatory noted in its report (‘Turning on the taps in… » read more

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