On the occasion of their Social Dialogue Plenary session on 8 February 2021, CEFS and EFFAT, social partners in the Sugar Sector discussed various crucial issues for the industry in the context of the EU Green Deal and the Commission’s Trade Policy. Download their joint statement here with the main conclusions of the meeting.
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.