Alan Osborn

Articles by Alan Osborn

The ban on restrictive Spanish planning laws has cheered Eu retailersTalking shop: Ban on Spanish planning curbs cheers retailers across EU

8 April 2011

Big European food retailers have expressed their delight at a new ruling by the European Court of Justice that slapped down regulations imposed by the Spanish government to restrict the location and operations of hypermarkets in Catalonia.

EU: EFSA official's move to Syngenta poses “considerable problem”

23 November 2009

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has insisted it acted properly in the case of Dr Suzy Renkens, a former senior official engaged in GMO affairs who took up a job with the Swiss GM company Syngenta months after leaving the EU agency.

EU: Commission extends PDO and PGI protection

21 April 2009

The European Commission has added three new items to its lists of quality food products with protected designation of origin (PDO) and protected geographical indication (PGI) rights.

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