The EU sugar industry: supporting labour markets, generating economic value in rural areas. Check out key figures on CEFS' latest infographic "The EU Sugar Industry at a Glance". See the infographic here.
Speaking at today’s plenary meeting of the EU sugar sector social dialogue, representatives of the European Commission Directorate General for Agriculture & Rural Development once again offered no answers to the most pressing question ever faced by the EU beet sugar sector: how to arrest the current serious, unprecedented, and prolonged market decline? Over three [...]
EFFAT, representing employees of the EU sugar sector, and CEFS, representing EU sugar manufacturers, unite to sound the alarm about the extreme crisis on the European sugar market. EU white sugar prices are now at their lowest since records began over twelve years ago. Even the most competitive sugar manufacturers are struggling to cover their [...]
At 372 EUR/tonne in February 2018, the EU average white sugar price is currently at its lowest level since the establishment of the European Commission Price Reporting System in July 2006, and down by more than 25 per cent since August 2017. It is almost ten per cent below the white sugar reference threshold, [...]
The plenary meeting of the EU sectoral social dialogue committee for sugar on 26 February was the occasion for the publication of the EU sugar industry's CSR report for 2017. The meeting brought together representatives of the European-level social partner organisations in the sector: CEFS, representing employers, and EFFAT, representing trade unions. The report [...]
The EU sugar sector faces its biggest change in decades. On 1 October 2017 EU sugar production quotas will end. At this sensitive and uncertain time, the European Commission has proposed to vote in the Management Committee of 27 April 2017 on the introduction of ‘temporary’ measures (tenders for imports at reduced duties) to increase [...]