Morocco only began exporting apples 10 years ago, but the apple sector has grown rapidly. The country produces around a million tons of apples per year, doubling its output since 2012 and employing more than 20 million people.
Poland is rarely an advocate of moves that might help Moscow. But as its farmers suffer from EU sanctions against Russia and fear incoming agribusiness, Putin's anti-sanctions coalition has garnered an unlikely ally.
During her West Africa trip, Chancellor Angela Merkel faced a student's question on why the region's armies are weaker than terrorists. In Niger, Merkel pledged financial support for security, health and development.
Illegal refrigerant imports are flooding the European market, contributing emissions equivalent to four coal-fired power plants in 2018. These hydrofluorocarbons, also known as HFCs, primarily come from China.
The EU has created a mechanism that will allow European countries to trade with Iran despite US sanctions. The move is an attempt to show good will toward Iran and keep it in the 2015 nuclear deal.
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