Agriculture and Progress Breakfast conference on Integrated Pest Management & Plant Protection: Matching ambition, realism and innovation in the Farm-to-Fork strategy
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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 [...]
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 [...]
22 European organisations reiterate concern about the ECJ ruling on mutagenesis breeding & call upon Member States and the European Commission to initiate a legislative change that provides innovation-friendly rules. Download the .pdf here.
EU sugar manufacturers welcome the agreement reached at yesterday’s European Council meeting to extend the UK’s membership of the European Union to 31 October 2019. For now, the risk of the UK falling out of the EU without a deal is diminished. But it is not eliminated. We hope strongly that cool heads will prevail [...]
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 [...]