FACEnetwork attended the Civil Dialog Group Milk

16 October 2020

22 Oct 2020

It was an online meeting with around 50 participants. The coordinator of this meeting was Brigitte Misonne, head of Unit G3 of DG Agri “Animal products”. The chairperson of the CDG Milk is from the CELCAA (European association of food traders), and the 2 vice-chairs are from Cogeca.

Main issues covered during this meeting were:

  • The impact of the Covid 19 crisis on milk market: the figures provided by DG Agri concerned only the industrial dairy sector and showed that the sanitary crisis has no effect or even positive ones regarding exportations and also for the internal market (more consumption by the families because of lock down…)
  • The Brexit and the perspective of “no agreement”…
  • The CAP reform:
    The EU Parliament will soon vote a new version of text (after amendments to the initial draft proposed by the Commission in 2018). During the next months, the discussions will start again between the EU institutions (Commission, Parliament and Conseil) ... to be continued…
  • Farm to fork strategy:
    DG Agri reminded that the Farm to fork strategy will partly result in some new regulations. Some are expected to be decided in 2021 already. A lot of public consultations (online surveys) will accompany the preparation of these different texts. The stakeholders, like FACEnetwork, are strongly invited to express their opinions/proposals through these public consultations.