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5 09, 2019

CEFS and EFFAT joint statement: the EU sugar industry matters

2019-09-05T12:44:47+00:00September 5th, 2019|

Presenting the conclusions of the High-Level Group on sugar at the working group meeting of the EU sugar sector social dialogue, representatives of the European Commission Directorate General for Agriculture & Rural Development once again offered no concrete, immediate actions to the most pressing question ever faced by the EU beet sugar sector: how to [...]

3 07, 2019

CEFS’ VISION FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS: 2019-2024

2019-09-04T09:02:24+00:00July 3rd, 2019|

The EU sugar industry matters. Beet sugar production provides high-quality, remunerative jobs in some of the EU’s most vulnerable rural areas, reflecting a labour productivity that reached over 150,000 euros per employee in 2017, compared to 57,000 euros in the wider food and beverages industry. Although small in direct employment terms, EU sugar production generates [...]

2 07, 2019

CONCESSIONS TO MERCOSUR TO PILE PRESSURE ON THE EU SUGAR SECTOR

2019-07-02T07:30:58+00:00July 2nd, 2019|

MERCOSUR: EU offers its biggest ever concession on sugar in the context of a free trade agreement, as the sector remains mired in crisis. Sugar has again been the trade-off to conclude the deal; the latest in a series that have contributed to the closure of sugar factories across the EU. The overall sugar concession [...]

24 06, 2019

CEFS ROUNDTABLE HIGHLIGHTS VITAL ROLE OF SUGAR PRODUCTION TO EU RURAL AREAS

2019-06-24T08:51:44+00:00June 24th, 2019|

The EU sugar sector is a vital and innovative sector, but obstacles remain to the development of new outlets for sugar beet. That was the key takeaway from the CEFS roundtable discussion that took place on 21 June in Berlin on the occasion of the annual CEFS congress. The discussion brought together CEFS President and [...]

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