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German court rejects bid to block Canada-EU trade deal

Berlin/Ottawa | Reuters –– Germany’s Constitutional Court cleared the government on Thursday to approve a free trade accord between the European Union and Canada under defined conditions, boosting the agreement’s chances of passing an EU vote next week. However, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made clear he was losing patience with the EU over the



Bottles of various sorts of German beer are displayed on a stand to mark 500 years of the so-called Reinheitsgebot (purity law), during the Green Week international food, agriculture and horticulture fair in Berlin in January. The Reinheitsgebot was introduced in Bavaria in 1516 to limit ingredients used in beer production to hops, barley and water.

German beer purity in question over herbicide tests

The brewers’ association questions the test results’ scientific integrity

AGerman environmental group said Feb. 25 it has found traces of the widely used herbicide glyphosate in Germany’s 14 most popular beers, a potential blow to the country’s reputation for “pure” brewing. Industry and government immediately sought to play down the report from the Munich Environmental Institute. The Brauer-Bund beer association said the findings, which