Category: EU

EU: State-mosque relations in Europe, the other half of the story

| 19/02/2012 | Reply
EU: State-mosque relations in Europe, the other half of the story

Just over 1 percent of the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims reside in Western Europe, yet this minority has had a disproportionate impact on religion and politics in its new home. Approximately one out of every 25 Western Europeans is Muslim.

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France: Frozen Foods Success in French Halal Sector

| 10/02/2012 | Reply
France: Frozen Foods Success in French Halal Sector

The 10 per cent growth rate in the overall Halal market is clearly driven by the frozen products category. Savoury products alone total approx. €31 million (up 12 per cent). Frozen meats are one of the biggest contributors in terms of sales.

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EU: 5th International Halal Food Conference in Brussels

| 07/02/2012 | Reply
EU: 5th International Halal Food Conference in Brussels

The Halal Food Council of Europe (HFCE) announces the 5th International Halal Food Conference on March 23, 2012 in Brussels, Belgium. The theme of the conference is Halal Market Potential: A Global Force.

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Many Macedonian companies express interest in meeting Halal standards

| 23/12/2011 | Reply
Many Macedonian companies express interest in meeting Halal standards

‘Vigo-48’, ‘Pik Ko’ and ‘Makprogres’ are the first three Macedonian companies to be awarded with the Halal certificate. All of them are exporters of food products with already implemented Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) system.

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Netherlands: No veterinarian present? Then no ritual slaughter, says minister

| 21/12/2011 | 1 Reply
Netherlands: No veterinarian present? Then no ritual slaughter, says minister

The government is to make it compulsory for a veterinarian to be present during the ritual slaughter of animals, junior minister Henk Bleker is quoted as saying in a briefing to the senate on Tuesday.

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Ritual slaughter ban fails in Dutch Senate

| 14/12/2011 | Reply
Ritual slaughter ban fails in Dutch Senate

Animal Rights Party leader Marianne Thieme’s plan to introduce a ban on ritual slaughter has failed to make it through the Senate, the upper house of the Dutch parliament. Ms Thieme withdrew from the debate after intervention by Agriculture Minister Bleker.

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EU: Euro Halal Conference Postponed

| 23/11/2011 | Reply
EU: Euro Halal Conference Postponed

With the social, political and the subsequent economic shocks in the Arab world and secondly, with the resonance of the new financial crisis that hit the world economy, the organisers of the Eurohalal Market regret the need to postpone the European Halal Trade Fair to the 26th, 27th & 28th of November 2012.

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Are airline meals labeled Muslim Meals really Halal?

| 21/11/2011 | 2 Replies
Are airline meals labeled Muslim Meals really Halal?

The MOML – “Muslim Meal” is just a meal “without pork and without Alcohol “(In the jargon Airline Caterer term it is called a “Non-Pork”-Meal). Everything else does not meet the Islamic dietary laws. It is also not the laid down claim that the meat would be Halal slaughtered or the ingredients are Halal-compliant.

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Bosnia – Uncharted Land

| 21/10/2011 | Reply
Bosnia – Uncharted Land

Bosnia could easily become a major halaal tourist destination, tapping the huge potential of the growing Muslim consumer market, the country’s cultural heritage and strategic geographic location, according to Amir Sakic, the head of the regional halaal certification institution – the Agency for Halaal Quality Certification.

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EU: HSBC’s Islamic unit says funds to exceed $10bn

| 18/10/2011 | Reply
EU: HSBC’s Islamic unit says funds to exceed $10bn

Demand for Islamic funds has risen in the past three to six months as the global economic slowdown prompted investors to seek alternative investments to help manage risk, according to Germain Birgen, Luxembourg-based global head of HSBC Amanah Securities. The unit will help set up more than 30 Sharia-compliant funds globally.

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EU: Halal food market grows, 5 bln-euro potential in Italy

| 17/10/2011 | Reply
EU: Halal food market grows, 5 bln-euro potential in Italy

Halal (conforming to Islamic rules) food is seeing double-digit growth the world over and even in Italy – due to rising interest by companies in the sector – it could soon become normal to find ”Islamically correct” labelled products on supermarket shelves.

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Pakistan: Belgium can provide technical, financial support

| 21/09/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Belgium can provide technical, financial support

Tariq Iqbal Puri, Chief Executive Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) while meeting with Michel Kempeneers, Director, Asia-Pacific Wallonia Foreign Trade and Investment Agency (AWEX), Belgium asked him for Belgium’s technical and financial support in the areas of meat, pharmaceuticals, corporate agriculture and halal food meat certification and logistic etc.

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Denmark: Muslims want independent body to supervise halal slaughter

| 19/09/2011 | Reply
Denmark: Muslims want independent body to supervise halal slaughter

The Danish Islamic Faith Society and 35 other Muslim associations joined together to stop what they say is non-halal meat (stun bolt) sold as halal.

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Two Malaysian Firms Set To Establish Strong Foothold In The Netherlands

| 07/09/2011 | Reply
Two Malaysian Firms Set To Establish Strong Foothold In The Netherlands

Dewina Food Industries Sdn Bhd, popular with Halal food brand “Brahim’s” and green IT solutions provider, Basis Bay Group, have decided to expand their business operations to that European nation. Project Manager at Kuala Lumpur-based Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency Agnes Seah said the agency had assisted the firms to realise their ventures in the Netherlands.

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Opinion: Uncommon alliances: Muslim and Jew, left and right

| 02/09/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Uncommon alliances: Muslim and Jew, left and right

In October, the Dutch Senate will consider the ban on ritual slaughter enacted by the parliament’s lower house in June 2011. Self-described as “an institution that pays little heed to ideas which happen to be fashionable at the time,” the Senate has no one party that holds a majority. It will therefore be interesting to see whether it is able to protect religious freedom or succumb to the pressure to limit it through this law.

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Malaysia: Malaysia will double EU trade in ten years – trade minister

| 13/07/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Malaysia will double EU trade in ten years – trade minister

After the failure to reach a EU-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (FTA), Malaysia is entering serious negotiations with the European Commission for a bilateral agreement. An interview with the Asian country’s International Trade and Industry Minister Mustapa Mohamed.

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UK: EDL protest at Simonstone home of Euro MP Sajjad Karim

| 09/07/2011 | Reply
UK: EDL protest at Simonstone home of Euro MP Sajjad Karim

A BURNLEY Euro-MP and his family were left terrified last weekend after a group of protesters from the English Defence League targeted his Simonstone home. Mr Karim has also been sent offensive emails over his stance on halal and kosher meat.

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EU: Ansa Regrets Dutch decision

| 01/07/2011 | Reply
EU: Ansa Regrets Dutch decision

ANSA (Association of Non Stun Abattoirs) has expressed dismay at the decision of the Dutch lower parliament to pass a law that would ban ritual slaughter in accordance with both Jewish law, known as shechita, and Muslim law, known as halal.

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EU: Stunning of cattle a big issue in Europe’s abattoirs

| 30/06/2011 | Reply
EU: Stunning of cattle a big issue in Europe’s abattoirs

The Dutch Parliament has angered Muslims and Jews by moving to ban killing of animals in abattoirs without stunning first. Ritual killing for religious reasons must now be preceded in the Netherlands by the use of a gas or electric stun gun.

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EU: Dutch approve ban on religious animal slaughter

| 28/06/2011 | Reply
EU: Dutch approve ban on religious animal slaughter

The Dutch parliament passed a bill Tuesday banning the slaughter of livestock without stunning it first, removing an exemption that has allowed Jews and Muslims to butcher animals according to their centuries-old dietary rules. However, the bill must still pass the Senate, which is unlikely before the summer recess.

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