Three years ago, the WWF held a press conference in Vienna. At the time, the NGO accused Holzindustrie Schweighofer of illegally cutting trees in Romania. As a consequence, a violation of the EUTR was reported to the Austrian Research Centre for Forests (BFW). Last week, another press conference was held. This time, the European Timber Regulation (EUTR) was itself criticised for not being able to prevent renowned Austrian timber companies from buying illegal wood in the Ukraine. Also, regarding the situation in Romania, the WWF claims that Holzindustrie Schweighofer cannot be sure that the purchased logs had been cut legally.
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