World news in Jun 2013

Post Date: Jun 2013

MOROCCO

Agricultural experts are forecasting a record 2013 grain harvest - in the region of 9.7 million tonnes due to the above average winter rainfall.

Agricultural revenues have risen 32% over the 2008 - 2012 period when a "Green Plan" was put in place to generally improve production methods.

BULGARIA

Coca Cola European HQ is relocating to the country during the summer announced the Economy and Energy Minister

CROATIA

First ever Euro elections held in the country during April 2013 showed a turnout of just 21% - one of the lowest ever in European parliamentary history.

EUROPEAN COMMISSION decided 28 May 2013 to ban 3 pesticides belonging to the neonicotinoid family after much lobbying by environmentalists as harming the bee population and will take effect on 01 December 2013.