Fischler not optimistic on biofuel opportunities

May 2007
Irish Farmers Monthly;May2007, p4
Trade Publication
The article reports that Franz Fischler, former European Union (EU) Agriculture Commissioner, has stated that he is not optimistic about the opportunities for the biofuel industry in Europe. According to Fischler, Europe is less than competitive in raw material price terms with soya from South America or palm oil from South East Asia. He also warned moves towards talks on the financial discipline within the EU budget.


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