27 02, 2018

Sustaining livelihoods – the EU sugar industry CSR report 2017 is now available

By |2018-02-28T09:17:21+00:00February 27th, 2018|

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 [...]

24 04, 2017

CEFS and SIX other EU associations stand against temporary market management measures

By |2018-02-27T08:38:22+00:00April 24th, 2017|

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 [...]

2 03, 2016

Social partners in the EU beet sugar sector highlight the importance of a fair and truly competitive world market

By |2018-02-27T11:23:39+00:00March 2nd, 2016|

At yesterday’s annual meeting between trade unions and employers in the EU sugar sector, hosted by the European Commission in the framework of its social dialogue policy, the social partners expressed deep worries about risks and economic uncertainties ahead of the end of the quota system in 2017 and the absence of fair competition and [...]

20 03, 2015

European sugar social partners call on the European Commission to take action to alleviate the current sugar market crisis

By |2018-02-27T11:07:20+00:00March 20th, 2015|

At their recent social dialogue plenary meeting, the social partners CEFS and EFFAT, representing respectively employers and workers of the European sugar sector, expressed their concerns about the difficult economic situation that the sector is facing, with many social risks and economic uncertainties ahead of the end of the quota system in 2017. The social [...]

27 06, 2013

“Political agreement on sugar should have gone further” say sugar manufacturers

By |2018-02-27T10:50:12+00:00June 27th, 2013|

Following the political agreement on the CAP reform on 26 June 2013, CEFS (Comité Européen des Fabricants de Sucre) is disappointed that after difficult discussions the end date for the current Single CMO for sugar is not closer to the Parliament’s original position of 2020. The end of the current Single CMO for sugar marks [...]

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