Sweden joins opposition to EU palm oil ban

February 3, 2018 |

In Sweden, Ambassador of Sweden to Malaysia Dag Juhlin-Dannfelt voiced opposition to the European Union’s ban on palm oil saying that the requirement to be phased out before others is discrimination.

According to the Malaysian Reserve, Juhlin-Dannfelt said at the announcement of the 2nd Sweden-South-East Asia Business Summit 2018 in Kuala Lumpur “Sweden and many other European countries who are member states of the EU are against any kind of discrimination. That includes any regime that would be discriminating against other products. The European Commission, which is an executive branch of the EU, has made a proposal to amend the European law on renewable energy that focuses on what should be the sustainable sources of RE. Unfortunately, it has been over-politicised, as well as sidetracked by the EU Parliament recently when they approved the draft measures.”

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