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FoodDrinkEurope Quarterly News

November 2014



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FoodDrinkEurope 2015 Congress @EXPO Milano

General News

FoodDrinkEurope Congress is approaching!

From 29 June to 2 July 2015, the European Food and Drink Week at EXPO Milano will serve as the background for FoodDrinkEurope’s next Congress to be held at the EU Pavilion of the Universal Exhibition.

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New Commission

General News

Following an eventful round of parliamentary hearings which saw one nominee being rejected by MEPs (Slovenia’s Alenka Bratusek), the new European Commission took office as scheduled, on 1 November. 

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FoodDrinkEurope and agri-food chain partners present vision at European Parliament

General News

On 23 September, the Agri-Food Chain Coalition, of which FoodDrinkEurope is a member, presented its ‘Food for Thought’ vision to MEPs at a well-attended reception in the European Parliament.

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FoodDrinkEurope joins DG Agri at Bruxelles Champêtre

General News

On Sunday 21 September, FoodDrinkEurope joined the European Commission’s  Agriculture stand at an event that takes place every year in the centre of Brussels at Place des Palais, called ‘Bruxelles Champêtre'. 

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An Appetite for the future: Youth apprenticeships in the food and drink industry

CSR and Social Dialogue

On 16 October, FoodDrinkEurope together with its trade union partner, EFFAT (European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions), announced the launch of a new Europe-wide food and drink industry pledge on high-quality apprenticeships. 

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Setting the ground for a renewed High Level Forum


The High Level Forum for a Better Functioning Food Supply Chain met for the last time under its current mandate in October. It has been a very active period for the members of the High Level Fourm, whose representatives (Sherpas) also met in September to discuss the achievements of the Forum and set the objectives for the expected renewal of its mandate.

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