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World’s biggest palm oil producer introduces surprise ban on exports
The ban comes after shortages have hit consumers already suffering from rising food and fuel costs.
COVID-19: Staff shortages stoke fears at hospital near Paris
"There are currently 20% of intensive care beds in the Ile-de-France region that are closed due to lack of personnel," revealed Paris hospital's deputy director, Yohann Mourier.
A year since Brexit: How bad are the UK's labour shortages now?
"Not being able to recruit from the whole of Europe when we've been used to doing that for many years previously is really at the root of where the challenge exists," a London hotel manager told Euronews.
'Worst option': UK hauliers slam move to attract foreign lorry drivers
The British government wants to increase the number of deliveries foreign lorry drivers can make in the UK to unblock the country's supply chain logjam.
Pigs pile up as Brexit and COVID leave UK farms with butcher shortfall
The UK government is issuing up to 800 temporary visas for foreign butchers to address a shortage of abattoir workers which has led to a backlog of pigs on farms.
Christmas dinner: How suppliers are struggling amid UK labour deficit
Farming is one of several sectors suffering from an acute lack of workers, as official figures on Tuesday showed a record 1.2 million job vacancies in the UK.
Was eco-petrol really the cause of the UK's fuel shortages?
The Petrol Retailers Association has claimed the switch to E10 was a 'major factor' in the UK’s petrol crisis.
Danish firms warn supply chain issues will continue 'into new year'
"All businesses are struggling to get products and there is no sign of improvement right now."
UK calls on army and foreign lorry drivers to fight fuel supply crisis
Military personnel will be deployed next week to distribute petrol, while 300 visas for overseas tanker drivers will be issued 'immediately'.
UK staff shortages 'could last for two years', CBI warns
UK's CBI warns staff shortages could last for two years, as businesses call for more visas to be given to low-skilled workers.
UK lorry driver shortage is part of a wider European problem
The UK has been grappling with fuel shortages for days, and shelves are emptying at supermarkets - but the driver shortage that is causing this is also a problem across Europe.
British army put on standby to help ease fuel supply crisis
Many fuel stations across the UK have run dry because of a shortage of truck drivers partly blamed on Brexit.
BP temporarily closes forecourts due to shortage of lorry drivers
BP has temporarily closed some of its UK petrol stations due to a shortage of lorry drivers as the country struggles to keep supermarket shelves stocked.
M&S to close over half of French stores due to Brexit supply problems
The UK retail chain cites "lengthy and complex export procedures" post-Brexit for its decision to close 11 of its 20 French sites.
Global chip shortage 'worst in 30 years' for European carmakers
Over 80 per cent of German carmakers and their suppliers are now being directly impacted by the ongoing semiconductor shortage.
Mistrust between carmarkers and chip suppliers could prolong shortage
Analysts warn that a desperate bid to replenish chip inventories as car sales recover is causing tension and leading to gaps in supply.
UK free school meal supplier apologises for quantity of food parcels
A supplier of free school meals in the UK has admitted that the "quantity has fallen short" in some parcels sent to feed children during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Flour power: Old mill restarted as lockdown baking sparks more knead
A 1,000-year-old water mill has resumed commercial production to meet the rising demand for flour during the coronavirus pandemic.
Easter communions under threat in Venezuela
Rationed flour and shortages mean hosts in short supply for the faithful, so Colombia has donated 250,000 unleavened discs for the ceremonies across the country.
Kosovo blamed for slowing down Europe's electricity
Balkan generators led by Kosovo seek better infrastructure to feed juice into Europe's Interconnector grid, and are going slow until they get more EU investment, skewing clock times across 25 countries.
Thousands of vacant posts leave UK health service suffering
Official figures show 100,000 posts remain unfilled.
Chicken emergency: Police called over KFC closures in UK
Security forces have urged the public not to contact them over the fried chicken 'crisis' that has forced hundreds of KFC outlets to close
Supermarket shelves empty as French butter shortage hits
Signs explaining shortage in shops an increasingly common sight
'Chipocalypse' now as New Zealanders face up to a crisp crisis
A winter of unprecedented rainfall has devastated the country's potato crop
Fuel shortages hit France
Long queues in France at service stations due to fuel shortages after refinery output fell following stoppages over government labour law reforms.