Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Brussels wants to cancel food lists

THE EUROPEAN Commission has initiated legal proceedings against Slovakia for violating the rules of the EU.

Agriculture Minister Ľubomír Jahnátek(Source: Sme)

The European Commission (EC) complaint is related to 2013 legislation forcing retail chains to publish a list of the percentage of the food they sell which is produced in Slovakia.

“The Commission believes that these demands represent a barrier in free trade movement,” says EC, as quoted by the Sme daily.

The Commission has sent its stance to Slovakia and the country has a two-month period to fix the problem. If the government ignores the EC complaint then the Commission will approach the Court of Justice of the European Union.

“The Agriculture Ministry will wait for the official delivery of the European Commission statement and will subsequently decide what further steps to take,” the ministry’s spokesperson Peter Hajnala told the TASR newswire. 

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

Slovaks speak the worst English in central Europe

Seven out of ten job applicants in Slovakia claim to speak English.

Illustrative Stock Photo

Journalists should resist the temptation to tweet

There is still a need for old-fashioned news reporters who just get the facts out there, says Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ian Johnson.

Ian Johnson

We refuse Fico's attacks against journalists

More than 480 journalists have signed a statement condemning the most recent verbal attacks of the former prime minister against journalists.

Slovak journalists at one of protest rallies organised in response to the murder of journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée.

UPDATED: Police investigate protest organisers over Soros allegations

The National Criminal Agency wants to see the accounts of the protest organisers due to a criminal complaint alleging they are paid by George Soros.