Tuesday, May 11, 2010

European Commission Brings Netherlands Before European Court

The European Commission is bringing the Netherlands before the EU Court of Justice because the province of Northern Holland has transgressed the EU rules of government tenders. The EU warned the Netherlands already in November 2009 but did not receive a satisfactory response. The tender, which concerned coffee, required specific seals of approval for organic or fair trade coffee. This, according to the European Commission, damages competition between manufacturers excluding certain ones.

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