London MEP Marina Yannakoudakis hosted a working lunch at the European Parliament in Strasbourg yesterday for MEPs and representatives of Europe’s sugar cane refining industry.
The event brought together prominent members of the parliament’s agriculture and rural development committee (AGRI) in an effort to address the problems facing the sector.
Refiners from the UK, […]Continue Reading →
London Members of the European Parliament Marina Yannakoudakis and Sarah Ludford yesterday met with Minister of State for Agriculture and Food David Heath to discuss high EU sugar prices and ensuring a level playing field for cane refiners and beet processors in order to protect jobs in their constituency.
The European Commission’s refusal […]Continue Reading →
The fight to save the EU sugar refining industry was intensified today when London Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis met European Commission Vice-President in charge of Competition Joaquín Almunia.
Mrs. Yannakoudakis has been fighting to protect the thousands of highly-skilled jobs at risk across Europe, including those at Tate and Lyle’s London refinery.
Marina believes that […]Continue Reading →
A shortage of sugar cane imports into the EU is driving up the cost of sugar and threatening jobs in the manufacturing sector. The EU rules which have affected the trade of sugar cane were the subject of discussion in the European Parliament today.
In the debate, London Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis accused the European […]Continue Reading →
EU rules on sugar are making the EU’s sugar refineries unviable with thousands of highly-skilled jobs at risk across Europe. London Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis has led the charge against the European Commission’s competition-distorting rules. She, along with 61 MEPs from 11 countries, has today written to EU Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Cioloş calling for a […]Continue Reading →
Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis today met with officials from the European Commission to fight EU rules which are threatening jobs at Tate & Lyle Sugars Silvertown refinery in her London constituency.
Because of strict EU preferential access rules, Tate & Lyle Sugars is currently unable to source sugar cane in the quantities that it needs […]Continue Reading →
Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis has today condemned nonsensical EU rules which are threatening jobs at Tate & Lyles Silvertown refinery in her London constituency.
EU preferential access to sugar cane from the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of states and least developed countries (LDCs) was originally seen as a way of helping developing countries […]Continue Reading →