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Position to the "Non Paper": Better functioning of the Food Supply Chain

presented by Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia and Slovenia

Following METROs approach for a transparent and responsible lobbying of our interests and clearly stating our arguments and positions in a public debate, we wish to explain our arguments to some of the proposals mentioned by the ministers of Agriculture of seven EU- member states Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia and Slovenia. We invite you to a dialogue and look forward to your comments.

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Position: METRO's Own Brand Product Development

A contribution to the discussion on the quality of food in different countries

A number of governments and politicians in CEE countries and in Brussels have recently stated concerns that the food products sold in their markets seem to be of a lower quality than the products in other EU countries. The phenomenon of alleged “dual quality food” is also based on some studies carried on by Slovak, Czech, Hungarian authorities showing certain differences in taste, packaging, content, and color of products sold under the same brand-name in CEE and other EU countries.

Following METRO's approach for a transparent and responsible lobbying of our interests and clearly state our arguments and positions in a public debate we wish to explain the elements of our product policy for our own brands. We invite your for dialogue and looking forward to your comments.

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News from Brussels / Week 18 – 24 February 2017

Last week the European Commission published the annual review of the economic and social situation in the Member States within the framework of the European Semester. Meanwhile, the Council agreed on further measures to tackle tax avoidance at international level and discussed new ways to strengthen consumer protection cooperation in the digital age.

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The European Single Market - the future or passé?

Trade Letter February 2017

The European Single Market has been in existence since 1992. In practice, however, numerous barriers limit the actual freedom of movement of EU citizens, goods, services and capital.
This article is part of our Trade Letter February 2017.

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News from Brussels / Week 3 - 10 February 2017

Last week the Commission, the Council and the Parliament have reached an informal agreement on the portability of online content services, making it possible for all consumers to have access to their streaming services across the EU. They also found an agreement on the Structural Reform Support Programme. The Commission, meanwhile, has published the Environmental Implementation Review, showing that existing EU environmental legislation is not fully implemented, leaving a lot of potential unused.

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News from Brussels / Week 28 January - 3 February 2017


Last week the Council and the European Parliament reached an agreement to cut wholesale roaming charges. From this summer on, calling home from our European holiday destination will be cheaper than ever! Moreover, the European Commission keeps gathering ideas on how to modernize the Common Agricultural Policy and launched a public consultation to encourage stakeholders’ participation. Meanwhile, the Heads of State and Government gathered in Malta to discuss the migration challenge.

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