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Adottati on 19/10/2016
Referenza: 
NAT/680-EESC-2016-01870-00-00-ac-tra
Sessjoni plenarja: 
520 -
Oct 19, 2016 Oct 20, 2016

Over recent years, there has been a shift in bargaining power in the food supply chain, mostly to the advantage of the retail sector and some transnational companies and to the detriment of suppliers, in particular primary producers. The concentration of bargaining power has led to the abuse of positions of dominance causing weaker operators to become increasingly vulnerable to Unfair Trading Practices (UTPs). The opinion takes stock of the impact of UTPs, stresses the difficult position of the most vulnerable actors along the chain and calls for action at EU level to stop UTPs and promote a fairer food supply chain.

Opinjoni tal-KESE: Promoting a fairer agro-food supply chain

Adottati on 29/03/2017
Referenza: 
NAT/701-EESC-2017
Sessjoni plenarja: 
524 -
Mar 29, 2017 Mar 30, 2017

The EESC opinion  provides input to the Commission's proposal for a Regulation on the definition, presentation and labelling of spirit drinks, the use of the names of spirit drinks in the presentation and labelling of other foodstuffs and the protection of geographical indications for spirit drinks.

Opinjoni tal-KESE: Spirit drinks

Adottati on 24/01/2017
Referenza: 
REX/484-EESC

The 2030 Agenda, the new global framework for sustainable development agreed by the UN in 2015, needs to be reflected in EU's development policy, the major orientations of which are set out in the 2005 European Consensus on Development ("the Consensus").

To this end, the Commission issued Communication COM(2016) 740, "Proposal for a New European Consensus on Development: Our World, Our Dignity, Our Future" in November 2016.  Interinstitutional negotiations are expected to result in its endorsement in the form of a Joint Statement by the Council, the European Parliament and the Commission, in May 2017.

Memo ta’ informazzjoni: REX/484 - European Consensus on Development

Adottati on 01/12/2017
Referenza: 
NAT/711-EESC-2017-02234-00-00-AC-TRA
Sessjoni plenarja: 
530 -
Dec 06, 2017 Dec 07, 2017

The own-initiative opinion, prepared by the EESC Permanent Study Group on Sustainable Food Systems, will aim to identify existing challenges, policy inconsistencies and obstacles to a more coherent food policy approach at EU level; to provide examples of ongoing transitions to more sustainable food policies at local/regional/national level; to highlight the role of civil society in building partnerships among stakeholders across the food supply chain; and to define how a comprehensive food policy for the EU should look, including an indicative roadmap.

Opinjoni tal-KESE: Civil society's contribution to the development of a comprehensive food policy in the EU

Adottati on 19/09/2018
Referenza: 
INT/853-EESC-2018-02126-00-00-AC-TRA

The EESC agrees with the European Commission about the need to modernise and simplify EU consumer policy and considers that the new legislative package contributes to bridging the gap created by the exponential growth of e-commerce, undermining consumer confidence and causing distortions to the single market.

Opinjoni tal-KESE: A New Deal for Consumers

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