Peers reject "flawed" EU transaction tax
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published an ‘external evaluation’ report of the organisation carried out by international consultancy and auditing company Ernst & Young. EFSA proudly presented the conclusions of the report at a press conference in Brussels. EFSA is obliged by its founding regulation to commission an external evaluation of its achievements every six years.
Civil society groups demonstrated this morning in front of a gathering of the European Biofuels Technology Platform (EBFTP) in Brussels, protesting against the plans of this industry-led EU advisory group for a dramatic boost of Europe’s target for agrofuels use in transport to 25% (by 2030). The EBFTP’s demand comes at a time when the European Commission’s current proposal for a 10% target is facing intensive criticism due to the severe social and environmental effects of expanding production of agrofuels crops, especially in developing countries.
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