Swine fever has appeared in western Poland, just kilometers away from the German border. Officials say the wild boar population is under control. But hunters express their doubts.
The Law and Justice party leader, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, has claimed that Poland's economy will catch up with Germany's by 2040. It is a bold claim by any standard, but could it become a possibility?
Police in Padua destroyed some 10 tons of pork infected with African swine fever on Wednesday. Italy has banned the import of Chinese pork in hopes of stopping the spread of the disease.
The fence is meant to prevent wild boar from spreading swine fever to Denmark's lucrative pork industry. But critics say it won't work and is a symbolic gesture.
A 50% collapse in Chinese pork production due to the swine fever epidemic could prompt price rises for schnitzel in Europe. A bidding war with the world's largest consumer of pork products is now underway.
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