Over the years the sugar sector has been increasingly constrained by a regulatory straitjacket covering all stages of production. More recently, the Green Deal and its two components “Farm to Fork” and “Fit for 55” threaten to add multiple constraints that risk clashing with the formidable consequences of the Covid crisis and the Ukrainian war. In this context, should the sugar sector be subjected to regulations that are not adapted to its needs? Or should it be fully recognised for its contribution to food security and energy independence?

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