(Brussels, 23 November 2016) FoodDrinkEurope warmly welcomes the approval of 60 new promotion agri-food programmes by the European Commission, which was the result of the evaluation of the proposals submitted under the first call of the new promotion policy for EU agri-food products.
Europe’s food and drink industry welcomes the breakthrough in Belgium on the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), assuming that the compromise reached will be accepted by the other Member States. It is a crucial step forward for the EU, and for Canada, its trading partner.
(Brussels, 9 September 2016) Ahead of the Informal Agri Council on 11-13 September 2016, FoodDrinkEurope recalls that Europe’s food and drink industry accounts for more than 285,000 SMEs, which represent 99% of all EU food and drink companies operating all over the continent. They source most of their raw materials from European farms and, as such, they have an inherent interest in a resilient and competitive agriculture.
(Brussels, 5 September 2016) FoodDrinkEurope welcomes the opportunity to discuss current and future challenges of farming and rural areas at the second European Conference on Rural Development in Cork on 5-6 September.