• Cane refiners provide customer choice and food security as they use different raw material for sugar

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London MEP accuses EU Commission of letting down citizens

11 September 2012 – A shortage of sugar cane imports into the EU is driving up the cost of sugar and threatening jobs in the manufacturing sector. The EU rules which have affected the trade of sugar cane were the subject of...[more]


The sugar refining industry in Bulgaria at risk of collapsing

Sofia, 14 September 2012 - The sugar refining industry in Bulgaria at risk of collapsing Representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture and various Members of the European Parliament met today with all the sugar...[more]


Açúcar em risco de faltar

Sol, 03 August 2012 - As refinarias portuguesas estão em risco de ruptura e receiam que possa ter de ser feito um novo racionamento de açúcar no país, dado à falta crescente do produto. A emblemática fábrica Pastéis de Belém e a...[more]


Commission replies to refiners on sugar market woes

Agra Europe, 12 July 2012 – The European Commission has denied allegations that it has treated sugar refiners unfairly in its management of the EU sugar market, saying that persistently high world market prices are primarily to...[more]


Bitter sweet, the EU must do more to support the sugar refining sector

EP Magazine, 09 July 2012 – MEPs call on the commission to create a level playing field for sugar refiners in the EU. We believe that the EU deserves food security, competition, consumer choice and, most of all, jobs. On 4 July...[more]


Commissioner defends damaging sugar regime to MEPs

04 July 2012 – EU Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Cioloş today met with a group of Members of the European Parliament who had written protesting against the European Commission’s competition-distorting sugar regime. Thousands of...[more]


EU sugar price leaves bitter taste

Financial Times, 04 July 2012 – Along with consumers and companies such as Nestlé, Coca-Cola and Kraft, European sugar cane refiners are among the losers. On the other hand, the beet sugar industry – which includes companies...[more]


Sugar Cane: MEPs

The Parliament, 03 July 2012 – Currently because of strict EU preferential access rules, cane sugar refiners are unable to source sugar cane in the quantities that they need. In July, European agriculture commissioner Dacian...[more]


Normativas de importacao da UE poem em risco sector e refinacao de acucar

Publico, 15 June 2012 – As regras europeias acerca da importação de rama de cana-de-açúcar ditam que os países em vias de desenvolvimento sejam os principais fornecedores desta matéria para a indústria europeia. Mas esses países...[more]


62 MEPs call for sweeter deal for sugar cane refiners

24 May 2012 – EU rules on sugar are making the EU’s sugar refineries unviable with thousands of highly-skilled jobs at risk across Europe. London Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis has led the charge against the European...[more]