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- Horticultural Technician
- Head Grower Strawberries, Norway
- Tissue Culture Laboratory Scientist
- Manager Operations & Logistics
- Vegetable Advisor (Permanent)
- Horticultural Commercial Director
- Senior Operations Manager Nursery
- EU Sales and Region manager
Top 5 - yesterday
- Chinese shiitake grower opens production in Poland and Spain
- Supply gaps imminent for California spring vegetables following record rains
- "This next step opens the door for the apple variety to be grown in other countries and sold under the Soluna™ brand"
- South African onions increasingly important to the UK & Europe
- "Australia's grape exports start strong in Asia"
Top 5 - last week
- “We hoped to harvest more than 400 tons of early potatoes, but I'll be surprised if we get to harvest 150 tons”
- "We produce 70 tons of mushrooms per day"
- Eastern buyers prefer the taste of South African Grannies
- Israeli farmer grows world's heaviest lemon
- Berg River grape farm forgoes a packhouse for field packing
Top 5 - last month
- Tropical cyclone Freddy brings heavy rains in parts of South Africa
- "Consumers will happily pay two euros for a Mars bar or can of Coke but not for their veg”
- "I spent 10 years as a worker, now I manage 120 hectares of citrus fruit, stone fruit and strawberries"
- PM Hipkins learns that most Hawke’s Bay crops were uninsured
- Supermarkets limiting sales of veg per customer
New fears of Grexit after stalled negotiations
The threat of a Grexit is again in the air. Negotiations for a new aid package worth 7.2 billion Euro last Friday yielded no results, thus feeding the speculation machine. Jeroen Dijsselbloem, chairman of the Eurogroup, is not giving up and reiterated that a detailed list of reforms is needed before the funds can be made available. "Too much time has been lost over the past two months, and it is therefore clear that these talks should serve to bring significant progress," said Dijsselbloem. According to the Eurogroup, the responsibility for the delay lies on the Greek side.
After the meeting, in which the Greek Minister met with much resistance, he tweeted a quote from former U.S. President Roosevelt. "FDR, 1936: 'They are unanimous in their hate for me; and I welcome their hatred.' A quotation close to my heart (& reality) these Days."
Greek Prime Minister Tsipras meanwhile made changes to the negotiating team, giving his Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis, less responsibility. Before that, the Prime Minister made three decisions: firstly, Varoufakis gets a negotiating team around him, with responsibility ultimately lying with the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. In addition to that, a so-called Brussels Group must assist the Greek experts in technical discussions, and the Secretary General of tax planning has been commissioned to design a growth strategy on paper.
The markets reacted to the increasing uncertainty and ended in negative territory. According to a study by the German Sentix, about half of all investors believe that Greece will be leaving the Euro zone in the next 12 months. The German MEP Bernd Lucke, of Alternative für Deutschland (AFD), said the European Fiscal Treaty ensures enough room to leave the Euro without breaking the treaty. He points to a regulation regarding the emission of the European currency, which states that only the ECB and central banks are allowed to issue banknotes. Because there are talks about banknotes and not about the Euro, central banks would therefore be able to issue other currencies, says the MEP.
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