MERCOSUR: EU offers its biggest ever concession on sugar in the context of a free trade agreement, as the sector remains mired in crisis.
European beet growers are deeply concerned it could fall short of expectations and strongly fear additional concessions to Mercosur
CIBE is recruiting an Office and Communication Coordinator for its team in Brussels.
CIBE is pleased to be part of this Alliance for the defense of the European Agriculture and invite you as well to support its future initiatives and to support a diversified European Agriculture.
CIBE-CEFS joint appeal on EU-Mercosur negotiations has been sent amid the Agri Council today that is discussing this issue and the inter-session discussions between EU and Mercosur negotiators that are take place this week.
22 associations including CIBE have co-signed a joint letter that expressed common views following the EU Court Ruling on Mutagenesis.
At a crucial turning point regarding the sustainability of sugar beet growing and in an unprecedented EU sugar market crisis, with sugar and beet prices at record lows, the CIBE President Eric Lainé highlighted to the High Level Group on Sugar today the 3 major challenges that sugar beet growers have to face: productivity & competitiveness, resilience and adjustment to markets.
One year following the end of the quota regime, with world and EU sugar prices having reached historically low levels this summer, well below the reference threshold and the cost of production in the EU, the beet sugar sector in the EU continues to experience severe turbulences.
Representing European sugar manufacturers, sugar beet growers, and employees respectively, CEFS, CIBE, and EFFAT are watching with concern the ongoing EU-Mercosur trade negotiations. A joint letter was sent today to President Juncker, Commissioners Malmström and Hogan and responsible officials in DGs AGRI and TRADE.