Ben Eastick Written by Ben Eastick

EU Agriculture Council Veto MEPs Decision

The recent decision by European MEPs to preserve the EU system of national sugar production quotas and minimum sugar beet prices until at least 2019/20 has been overturned by The Agriculture Council of EU farm ministers who have voted to abolish the system on 1st October 2017, albeit two years after the original deadline of 2015.The Commité Européen des Fabricants de Sucre (CEFS) said it was “deeply disappointed with the Council’s agreement” after welcoming the earlier decision by MEPs.