"Trade must fully play its part as the driver of growth and development. The European Union's commitment to the Doha cycle reflects this firm conviction", stated Commissioner Dacian Cioloş during the eighth World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Geneva (Switzerland).
"One year ago, the European Commission presented a legislative package to strengthen the European milk sector. This morning's informal agreement reached in first reading under the co-decision procedure by the European Parliament and the Council is a very significant step forward for the European milk sector. Once it is formally endorsed by the three institutions and enters into force, it will prepare the milk sector for the new economic context and reinforce the position of the dairy producers in the supply chain."