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9 10, 2020

The EU sugar industry: facing challenges, supporting a just transition

2020-10-12T13:40:46+00:00October 9th, 2020|

Today (Friday 9 October 2020), the social partners CEFS and EFFAT held their online Social Dialogue meeting. Topics discussed during the meeting included: COVID-19, Brexit and the CEFS and EFFAT joint project. The social partners’ joint statement summarising key messages from the meeting can be found via this link.

5 09, 2019

CEFS-EFFAT joint statement: the EU sugar industry matters!

2020-05-28T13:03:54+00:00September 5th, 2019|

Presenting the conclusions of the High-Level Group on sugar at the working group meeting of the EU sugar sector social dialogue, representatives of the European Commission Directorate General for Agriculture & Rural Development once again offered no concrete, immediate actions to the most pressing question ever faced by the EU beet sugar sector: how to [...]

30 01, 2019

CEFS and EFFAT speak out: no response to an unrelenting market decline

2020-05-28T13:01:07+00:00January 30th, 2019|

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 months [...]

22 11, 2018

CEFS, CIBE and EFFAT reject all market opening to Australia

2020-05-28T13:12:01+00:00November 22nd, 2018|

The EU sugar sector is in the midst of an unprecedented crisis. Prices have never been as low as they are today. The European Commission has so far ruled out any intervention to help the over 40 operators, 140,000 farmers, and 27,000 employees that directly depend on European sugar. But this same European Commission has [...]

12 10, 2018

CEFS and EFFAT response – the EU sugar market crisis

2020-05-28T13:14:38+00:00October 12th, 2018|

EFFAT, representing employees of the EU sugar sector, and CEFS, representing EU sugar manufacturers, unite to sound the alarm about the extreme crisis on the European sugar market. EU white sugar prices are now at their lowest since records began over twelve years ago. Even the most competitive sugar manufacturers are struggling to cover their [...]

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