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PRESS RELEASE: THE SUGAR SECTOR IN THE FUTURE EU TRADE POLICY - 24 Feb 2021

On 18 February 2021, the European Commission published a Communication on the new EU Trade Strategy based on openness, sustainability, and assertiveness.
CIBE (International Confederation of European Beet Growers), CEFS (Association of European Sugar Manufacturers), and EFFAT (European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions) welcomed the EU Trade Policy Review and are ready to contribute with their shared expertise in shaping the future trade policy framework for the EU sugar sector.


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PRESS RELEASE: A NEW CAMPAIGN TO EXPLAIN WHY EU FARMERS CAN'T SUPPORT THE EU-MERCOSUR FREE TRADE AGREEMENT AS IT STANDS - 16 Feb 2021

While discussions on the ratification of the trade agreement between Europe and the Mercosur countries resumed with the launch of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council, Copa-Cogeca, CIBE and AVEChave decided to launch a new campaign on social media to explainconcisely and with concrete examples the fears that this agreementraises in the farming community.


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EUROPEAN SUGAR BEET GROWERS ELECT FRANCK SANDER AS CIBE PRESIDENT - 18 Dec 2020

European Beet Growers elected Franck Sander as President of CIBE succeeding Eric Lainé, during their Board of Directors video meeting on 17 December 2020 and discussed the extremely challenging situation for European sugar beet growers.


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EU BIOFUELS CHAIN - 14 Oct 2020

A joint position paper on the increase of the EU Climate Ambition for 2030 in the transport sector.

Consequent with the increased ambitions brought by the European Green Deal, and the objective to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, the European Union (EU) ought to ensure that its 2020 energy and climate objectives are met. On top of this, the European Green Deal proposes that the 2030 objectives be increased.

 

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CIBE CONTRIBUTION TO THE EU COMMISSION CONSULTATION ON FARM TO FORK STRATEGY - 23 Mar 2020

CIBE has sent a response to the European Commissions Farm to Fork Strategy published in Febuary.

CIBE - COVID-19 MARKET UPDATE JUNE 29 - 02 Jul 2020

In order to streamline the monitoring of the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on the EU sugar and ethanol markets, CIBE is establishing a regular short market report.

Here the newest update: 

THE AGRICULTURE AND PROGRESS PLATFORM'S CONTRIBUTION TO THE EU BIODIVERSITY STRATEGY FOR 2030 - 27 May 2020

Nature and agriculture are intrinsically linked and reinforce each other’s well-being. The agricultural community cannot prosper and deliver quality food if biodiversity is lost, if soils erode and deteriorate and if they suffer the direct consequences of climate change, such as drought for example. 


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EU FARM TO FORK & BIODIVERSITY STRATEGY - 22 May 2020

The EU Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategy are short of solutions on:

-> the increasing gap between the rapid loss of PPPs and the availability/cost of new tools like NBTs and IPM

-> the increasing burdens for EU growers

-> the lack of a level playing field with 3rd countries. 


Targets are not solutions!

CIBE - COVID-19 MARKET UPDATE May 11 - 11 May 2020

In order to streamline the monitoring of the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on the EU sugar and ethanol markets, CIBE is establishing a regular short market report.

Here the newest update: 

CIBE - COVID-19 MARKET UPDATE April 27 - 27 Apr 2020

In order to streamline the monitoring of the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on the EU sugar and ethanol markets, CIBE is establishing a regular short market report.

Here the newest update: