The forest-based bioeconomy offers great opportunities for the Nordic societies in the form of growth and jobs. According to the Nordic Council of Ministers for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Agriculture, Agriculture, Food and Forestry this can and should be achieved in a sustainable way.
Jaana Husu-Kallio, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland, has been appointed to a second four-year term in the Management Board of the European Food Safety Authority EFSA. The appointment took place at the meeting of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council EPSCO on 16–17 June 2016.
Large carnivore populations are increasing in numbers and spreading to new areas in Europe, thanks to the conservation measures that have been taken. This has aroused considerable interest in large carnivores but also given rise to some concern and public debate.