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JOINT LETTER: CEFS, CIBE & EFFAT ASK FOR EXTREME CONSIDERATION FOR SUGAR IN THE MERCOSUR TALKS - 09 Feb 2018

 

CIBE, CEFS and EFFAT have sent a letter to Commissioner Malmström and Commissioner Hogan in the framework of the current Mercosur negotiations.
 

45TH CIBE CONGRESS - 15-18 MAY 2018 - GHENT, BELGIUM - REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN! - 13 Feb 2018

 

Registrations are open to CIBE members only!

CIBE FACT SHEET - NEONICOTINOIDS IN PELLETED SUGAR BEET SEEDS: WHY SUGAR BEET GROWERS CALL FOR A SPECIFIC CONSIDERATION WITH REGARDS TO NEONICOTINOIDS - 13 Dec 2017

 

Our fact sheet answers 4 key questions about neonicotinoids.
 

JOINT PRESS RELEASE: CIBE, CEFS, COPA-COGECA AND EFFAT STRONGLY WARN THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION TO REJECT ANY ATTEMPT TO INCLUDE SUGAR IN THE REVISED TRADE OFFER TO MERCOSUR - 21 Nov 2017

 

This statement comes as the EU plans to modify its market access offer to Mercosur to include sensitive products, among them sugar, during the next round of trade talks between 4 and 10 December.
 

PRESS RELEASE - EUROPEAN SUGAR BEET GROWERS WARN THAT THEIR PRODUCTIVITY AND SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES ARE UNDER THREAT - 07 Nov 2017

 

At their annual Technical and Reception Control Committee today in Chantilly, France, European beet growers discussed various issues related to growing, harvesting and delivering beet to the sugar factory. Fundamental changes are at work with the end of quotas and with the possibilities of using of plant protection products that deeply impact the way farmers grow and deliver their beet.

CIBE IS HOLDING ON 9-10 NOVEMBER 2017 ITS ANNUAL TECHNICAL & RECEPTION CONTROL COMMITTEE IN CHANTILLY, FRANCE - 07 Nov 2017

 

 

European beet growers including Swiss beet growers will discuss various issues and new developments related to growing, harvesting and delivering beet to the sugar factory. They will also visit the Tereos sugar factory in Chevrières, Oise (France).

CIBE POSITION: EU AGRI COUNCIL TO DISCUSS TRADE-RELATED ISSUES - 06 Nov 2017

 

Agriculture Council 6th November 2017 and trade-related agricultural issues. Read our position.

JOINT PRESS RELEASE: ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE’S VOTE ON RED II WRONGLY PENALISES BIOFUELS - 24 Oct 2017

The European Parliament Environment Committee’s vote to   phase-out  the use of  biofuels by 2030 seriously undermines the EU’s climate and sustainability objectives. It diverges sharply from the latest draft proposal from the EU Council, which safeguards the role of  biofuels in the renewable energy framework.

CIBE-CEFS FACT SHEET: MOLASSES AS A FEEDSTOCK FOR APPLICATIONS FROM FEED TO ENERGY - 13 Nov 2017

Ahead of the vote in EP Committee for Agriculture and EP Committee of Environment on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources, CIBE and CEFS would like to react to the arguments of molasses users, notably by the chemical industry, which have been lobbying hard to convince MEPS that there is and there will be a supply issue if beet molasses is used to produce biofuels. This is absolutely not true and there is no evidence for such misinformation.

BRAZILIAN SUPPORT MEASURES FOR SUGAR-ETHANOL SECTOR: CIBE, CEFS & EFFAT RESPOND TO UNICA - 22 Aug 2017

Joint CIBE-CEFS-EFFAT response to UNICA (Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association) related to EU-Mercosur negotiations.