01/09/2014 21:23
The Spanish ports of Algeciras, Valencia and Barcelona are one of the 80 which handles the biggest amount of containers in the world, according to datas from the Minister of Infrastructures. ... Read More
01/09/2014 21:19
In 2013, Romania had the best agricultural season of the past 20 years; a miracle which strongly boosted Romania's economy. Unfortunately, however, the miracle has not continued in 2014. ... Read More
01/09/2014 21:17
According to datas from Agreste, the statistics office of the Minister for Agricultural Policies, the French apple production is estimated to hit 1,67 million tonnes. ... Read More
01/09/2014 21:15
The Russian ban is bringing important advantages to Turkey, which is exempt from Moscow's ban. ... Read More


The regional government of Valencia is calling for citrus and kakis to be included in measures announced by the European Commission to provide financial assistance to growers affected by the Russian ban on EU agricultural imports. ... Read More
African suppliers are ready to export up to 100 000 tonnes of fruit and vegetables per week, previously delivered into Russia via EU. ... Read More
Spanish farmers unloaded thousands potatoes in from of a Carrefour store in Granada in response to the choice of applying lower prices as consequence of the ban of EU fruit and vegetables imposed by Russia. ... Read More
The European Commission adopted emergency measures to aid Peaches and nectarines for a total of 32.7 million euros, 29.7 of which for recalls and 3 for the promotion of the fruits. Of these three millions, the most part (1.288 millions) goes to Italy. ... Read More

Publication date: 2013-01-18
The long process of transition that followed the protests of Tahrir square and the fall of Mubarak, had a very negative impact on Egyptian economy in 2012 and nothing or little can be seen in these first weeks of 2013 that gives hope to a future of growth, political stability and to the return of tourism to its pre-revolution levels. The economic scenario in Tunisia seems fragile, with a 2012 that marked a +3% of the GNP compared to an economically disastrous 2011 (the year of the jasmine revolution). The situation of post-Gheddafi Libya is hard to define but its however still chaotic while in Syria the tragedy of a bloody civil war that seems neverending and continues to show its effects, destroying the economy of the Country. In the ... read more
Sentence of the Week

“On young people we need to invest more and better. We know very well how difficult the current situation is, but we shouldn’t forget that even in famine periods farmers cuts everything is possible, but not the seed. Young people represent the seed that we must preserve.”

(Cosimo Lacirignola, head of MAI-Bari)


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