In the context of the implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan, FoodDrinkEurope would like to provide its views and recommendations for an ambitious implementation of the European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy, made public in January 2018.
In the light of the ongoing discussions about the next EU Research and Innovation (R&I) Framework Programme (FP9), FoodDrinkEurope calls on the EU Institutions to develop an ambitious FP9 by:
FoodDrinkEurope priorities for modernising and simplifying the CAP
FoodDrinkEurope and its European food and drink industry members regret, but respect, the choice of the citizens of the UK to leave the EU. As a consequence of the Brexit referendum, both the UK and the EU27 are facing an unprecedented and challenging situation, and a considerable level of uncertainty. On 29 March 2017, the formal two-year negotiation period starts in which both parties will have to negotiate the exit conditions; comprehensive transitional arrangements should also be negotiated as early as possible, as well as an ambitious and balanced future EU27-UK agreement. Prolonged uncertainty must be avoided at all costs.