Germany wants to invest in Africa, German Foreign Affairs Minister Guido Westerwelle said at the end of last month, during a visit in South Africa, which was part of Germany’s strategic approach to seek opportunities on the continent (including in science and research).
Starting June, the first sustainable labeled tuna from Fiji – the Albacore tuna range – will be available on the European market. The tuna range has been accredited since December 2012 with the MSC certification - which gives retailers the certainty of the fishery’s sustainability credentials.
NGOs are concerned about the threat of delays or the possible collapse of Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) negotiations.
The last Council meeting on Agriculture and Fisheries held in Brussels on May 14-15 adopted a revised mandate to facilitate the next stage of negotiations between the Irish Presidency and the European Parliament on the reform of the Policy.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has admitted it needs to comprehensively reassess how global aid figures are measured amid criticism that the value of assistance given is overstated by billions of dollars each year.