News from Brussels / Week 13 - 17 March 2017
Last week the European Parliament adopted the new regulation on official controls to increase Member States’ ability to prevent, eliminate or reduce health risks throughout the food supply chain. The European Parliament also adopted several reports on food waste, recycling and landfills -the so-called “waste package”. Commissioner Cecilia Malsmtröm was in Singapore to try to re-launch trade talks between the EU and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
'There are 80 million would-be farmers in Germany'
Interview Trade Letter February 2017
Jochen Fritz and Marcus Holtkötter, both connected to the 'Wir machen Euch satt!' (We feed you!) demonstrations talk about sustainable agricultural and food policy. Topics like organic farming and animal welfare labels are part of the interesting interview, which is part of our new Trade Letter February 2017.
How to reduce food waste in the hospitality sector? Hands-on guidelines by HOTREC
Reducing food waste is one of the hot topics and a challenge for the EU. METRO participates in the discussion and is part of a network that searches for joint solutions. A brochure with guidelines to reduce food waste and recommendations to manage food donations for the hospitality sector is now available.
News from Brussels / Week 7 – 13 January 2017
Last week the European Commissioners travelled to Malta to discuss the direction in which the EU will be heading in the next six months. Also, the Commission introduced legislative measures to update data privacy and to boost the single market of services, while the candidates for the European Parliament Presidency presented themselves in a TV debate.
Food waste reduction – a topic that matters for METRO
Our core business is to provide our customers with high quality food. Wasting it is an economic, social and ecological burden.
News from Brussels / Week 12 - 16 December 2016
Last week the EU took one further step towards the abolition of roaming charges. The Parliament revised the rules of procedure and introduced new rules for lobbying. The Council supports the agenda on strengthening European farmers and together all three institutions made a pledge to give special priority to fast-track legislative work.