"What future for milk?" Conference: extracts from the speech by Dacian CIOLOS, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development

Type: NEWS   Référence: 69333   Durée: 00:03:29   Première transmission: 23/03/2010  Lieu: Brussels, Belgium - EC
Fin de production: 23/03/2010
On 26 March 2010, Dacian Cioloş, Member of the EC in charge of Agriculture and Rural Development, attended the conference on 'What future for milk?' 2010. The recent crisis in the dairy sector led to questions about the future viability of this sector. In this context the European Commission established a High Level Group (HLG) with the purpose of discussing mid-term and long term arrangements. In addition to the discussions within this HLG, the European Commission wanted to consult more widely, and this conference formed part of that wider consultation. The following issues were discussed at the conference: the contractual relations between milk producers and dairies, transparency for the benefit of milk producers, dairy industry and consumers, innovation and research with a view to render the sector more competitive.

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00:00:00 Title 00:00:05
00:00:05 Exterior view of the Berlaymont building, in Brussels 00:00:05
00:00:10 Arrival of Dacian Cioloş, Member of the EC in charge of Agriculture and Rural Development 00:00:13
00:00:23 General views of the meeting (2 shots) 00:00:12
00:00:35 View of the panel 00:00:06
00:00:41 Cutaway of a photographer 00:00:04
00:00:45 Soundbite by Dacian Cioloş (in FRENCH) saying that if the audience allows him to use automobile language, his diagnosis is the following; all the shock absorbers, they used were essentials, but in order to achieve security the shock absorbers have to suit not only the car, but also the path; so this is why they will have to adapt those market instruments in order to use them for the Common Agriculture Policy post 2013 on the new path the Agriculture of the future will go on. 00:00:32
00:01:17 Cutaway of a participant 00:00:04
00:01:21 Soundbite by Dacian Cioloş (in FRENCH) saying that it is in this framework that the decision about stopping the quotas mechanism in 2015 has to be understood; he doesn't think the solution is reversing this decision: they live in a different situation so they have to find adapted solutions; the crisis was due to a contraction of the demand and the system of the quotas couldn't answer to that problem; the mechanism of quotas was appropriate in the framework of European market's protection but he does not think it can be the solution for the milk sector now that European market is more and more open. 00:00:49
00:02:10 Cutaway of a participant 00:00:06
00:02:16 Soundbite by Dacian Cioloş (in FRENCH) saying that a more solid sector can't be built without improving transparency; consumers, producers, but also retailers and dealers: everybody will have an advantage if the market will be clearer. 00:00:16
00:02:32 General views of the meeting (2 shots) 00:00:11
00:02:43 Soundbite by Dacian Cioloş (in ENGLISH): it was in the decision regarding the health check to present a report regarding the measures taken in the health check before the end of the year; this is why it is my intention to present a package for the milk sector before the end of the year and after having also this report; so we will have different elements for this: we will have the conclusions of this High Level Group, we will have also this analysis regarding the application of the measures decided within the health check and then we will be able to present this legislative package. 00:00:40
00:03:23 Cutaway of hands 00:00:06
00:03:29 END 00:00:00
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