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7 03, 2017

CEFS and EFFAT Joint Statement on the end of quotas

2018-02-27T09:32:56+00:00March 7th, 2017|

On 6 March 2017 representatives of employers (CEFS) and workers (EFFAT - the European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions) in the EU beet sugar sector met in a plenary meeting of the EU Sugar Sector Social Dialogue. The EU beet sugar industry is preparing for one of the biggest changes in its [...]

17 11, 2016

CEFS and CIBE react to the JRC study on the cumulative impact of future FTAs on agriculture

2018-02-27T09:39:32+00:00November 17th, 2016|

On 15 November 2016 the European Commission presented to the Agriculture and Fisheries Council the results of an economic study carried out by the Joint Research Centre on the “cumulative effects of concessions made in the context of free trade agreements on the EU agricultural sector.” The study covers the impact of 12 future trade [...]

7 11, 2016

CEFS and EFFAT publish joint statement on ETS

2018-02-27T11:20:33+00:00November 7th, 2016|

On 4 November 2016 CEFS and EFFAT agreed to a joint statement on the revision of the Emissions Trading System for the fourth trading period (2021-2030). CEFS and EFFAT urge the European Parliament's ENVI Committee to support the in/out approach of the European Commission over the alternative "tiered" approach. The joint statement can be read [...]

24 10, 2016

Social partners in the EU sugar sector discuss unanswered questions surrounding the end of quotas

2018-02-27T11:21:35+00:00October 24th, 2016|

At their annual working group meeting between trade unions and employers in the EU sugar sector, the social partners exchanged on the prospects and risks expected to accompany the end of the quota system in 2017. During the meeting, which was sponsored by the European Commission, it was highlighted that the reform of the sugar [...]

13 10, 2016

CEFS welcomes the European Parliament’s ITRE Committee vote on ETS

2018-02-27T09:38:17+00:00October 13th, 2016|

CEFS welcomes the results of today’s vote on the report of rapporteur Federley as the opinion for the revision of the EU ETS Directive.[1] The vote was supported by a significant majority of 45 MEPs which shows full support for the proposal. In particular, CEFS fully supports  the ITRE Committee’s adoption of  the Commission’s in/out approach [...]

22 04, 2016

Brochure on the environmental impacts of EU beet sugar

2018-02-28T13:19:08+00:00April 22nd, 2016|

In 2014 CEFS carried out a study to assess the environmental footprint of beet sugar sourced in the European Union. This study helped identify the environmental hotspots of EU beet sugar production from field to factory. The conclusions are particularly relevant in view of the future application of the Environmental Footprint Methodology as developed by [...]

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