Statements

FoodDrinkEurope Statement on the EU Strategy for Plastics

(Brussels, 16 January 2018) FoodDrinkEurope welcomes today’s publication of the European Commission’s Circular Economy 2018 package and supports the Commission in continuing to promote a circular and sustainable economy.

FoodDrinkEurope Statement on Biofuels

(Brussels, 9 January 2018) FoodDrinkEurope supports the “food first” principle in the biofuels debate. Renewable energy policy should pay particular attention to the availability of agricultural raw materials, in terms of quality, quantity and prices, for the production of food. In this respect, the use of biofuels should not decrease the availability of food crops for food production.

FoodDrinkEurope submits official complaint against Italy on COOL

(Brussels, 13 December 2017) Following the recent adoption, by Italy, of decrees on mandatory country-of-origin labelling[1], as well as the country’s rules on the mandatory indication of the place of production, FoodDrinkEurope has proceeded today with the filing of an official complaint to the European Commission. As the Italian government adopted these measures without prior notification to the EU, and given that their compliance with EU law is questioned[2], FoodDrinkEurope views its complaint as the only way forward to ensure EU Single Market rules are respected.

FoodDrinkEurope–FDF statement on progression of Brexit negotiations

(Wednesday, 13 December 2017) Ahead of the upcoming European Council meeting, to be held on 14-15 December, FoodDrinkEurope and the UK Food and Drink Federation would like to welcome the progress, the momentum it creates, and the positive tone that has been achieved in the negotiations that pave the way for Brexit talks to now proceed to stage two.

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