Stephen Cadogan Political agreement has been reached in Germany to end use of glyphosate by December 31, 2023. It represents something of a U-turn compared to Germany’s decisive 2017 vote in favour which made possible the EU’s extension of approval of glyphosate use to December 15, 2022.
The leader of Germany’s surging Greens party, a likely coalition partner in any new government, raised the pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives to ditch their balanced budget goal and finance a climate protection plan with new debt.
With Slovenia threatening to become the latest EU country to fence off its borders against refugees, Commission president Jean Claude Juncker will try to prevent the Union’s open borders policy from completely disintegrating at a meeting tomorrow.
Yesterday’s assertion by German MP and economic policy spokesman for Angela Merkel’s ruling CDU party, Dr Joachim Pfeiffer, that we have "no chance" of getting a deal on the €64bn used to rescue insolvent banks is at the very least chastening.