flag de flag gb flag fr
Legal notice | RSS     European Milk Board ASBL | Rue du Commerce 124 | B-1000 Bruxelles

News Details

PDF-Icon Icon-Print Tip A Friend Icon

14.03.2011

EU dairy policy: joint statement of the ECVC and EMB

 

 

Brussels, March 14th, 2011:

On March 15th, 2011, James Nicholson, Member of the European Parliament, will present his report on the European Commission’s milk package to the European Parliament Agricultural Committee. Both the European Coordination Via Campesina and the European Milk Board wish to point out most emphatically that neither the milk package itself nor the amendments outlined in the Nicholson draft report are even remotely suitable for achieving a better functioning milk market with fair prices for producers.

In the view of both European organisations, the active commitment of the EU’s political authorities is essential for shaping and implementing the instruments of EU dairy policy.

Ultimately, the aim of any measures has to be to avoid future market distortions, while enabling milk producers to enjoy a market price that covers their production costs. An effective supply management for the entire market is essential for achieving these goals. Further important goals of European policy that have to be achieved are transparency and a fair distribution of profit margins within the value chain.

Contracts between producers and processors may only be legally acceptable if they at least take into account the average cost of milk production in the EU.

 

Contacts:

EMB :    

Romuald Schaber (DE) :                        + 49 1603524703

Sonja Korspeter (DE,FR,EN)                 + 49 1786021685

Silvia Däberitz (DE, EN, ES)                  + 49 17638098500       

 

ECVC :   

Isabel Vilalba (ES,EN)                          + 34 608905444

Josian Palach (FR)                               + 33 671344902

Xavier Delwarte  (FR,EN)                     + 32 476 423902

Gérard Choplin (FR,EN,DE)                  + 32 473257378

 

 

EMB   : Bahnhofstraße 31 59065 Hamm, Germany office@europeanmilkboard.org,   tel : +49 23814361200; www.europeanmilkboard.org

ECVC : rue de la Sablonnière 18,  1000 Brussels, Belgium   tel : + 32 (0) 22173112 info@eurovia.org; www.eurovia.org

http://www.eurovia.org/


More News

02.09.2015

News from Europe

France/ Spain/ Italy/ Portugal

In the lead-up to the extraordinary Agriculture Council on September 7 in Brussels, the Agriculture Ministers of the 4 countries have presented proposals regarding the dairy sector. However, the proposals put forward questionable measures as they do not aim to...

31.08.2015

EMB press conference on 2 September in Brussels

In the run-up to the dairy farmers’ big protest outside the Council building in Brussels on 7 September, we are holding an informative press conference on 2 September.  In doing so, we wish to give you the opportunity to discuss the background to the big demonstration with members of the EMB Executive...

20.08.2015

Update on protests in Europe

Belgium:On the night of Tuesday, August 18, more than 600 Belgian dairy farmers with about 600 tractors protested at Liege regional airport with blockades against various companies. According to a report by Grenzecho, these companies are symbolic of the poorly directed, solely profit-driven policy. Belgian farmers are suffering...

18.08.2015

Update on protests in Europe

France:

- On August 14, farmers in Carcassonne (Languedoc-Roussillon region, Southern France) burnt bales of hay in front of the building for agricultural insurance. The protestors from FDSEA (regional association of agricultural holdings) and from among young farmers demanded implementation of the recently-concluded agreement...

14.08.2015

Update on protests in Europe

Spain

Over 500 tractors and 1000 milk producers demonstrated on August 12 in Lalin, northern Spain, demanding solutions for the dairy sector and higher milk prices. Milk producers - following the example of their French colleagues - are asking their government to ensure a minimum price for milk collection. According to...

Displaying results 31 to 35 out of 443

< Previous

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Next >