Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
To what extent can the beef and dairy sectors move "up market" and thus closer to the final consumer euro?

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Tue Oct 8th, 2019 at 04:08:39 PM EST
[ Parent ]
I'd bet a wooden nickel if I had one that Phil Hogan knows better than Frank.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Oct 8th, 2019 at 04:22:19 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Already happening - 5% of Ireland's total milk production goes into Bailey's and there is an increasing variety and volume of cheeses and ready meals containing beef. I haven't seen any public commentary on it, but I suspect Irish beef and dairy producers are planning to displace UK equivalent products on EU supermarket shelves. However Trump's imposition of 25% tariffs on Bailey's and the proposed Mercosur trade deal come at a really bad time for both sectors.

Index of Frank's Diaries
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Oct 8th, 2019 at 04:24:21 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Trump's imposition of 25% tariffs on Bailey's

And Jameson.  And Kerrygold.  The man is truly a walking buttplug.

by rifek on Thu Oct 10th, 2019 at 09:17:17 PM EST
[ Parent ]


Occasional Series