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To mark the upcoming entry into application of the Transparency Regulation, the European Commission and the Portuguese Presidency, in collaboration with the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), will jointly organise a celebratory virtual event on Tuesday 30 March 2021, from 10:00 until 12:30 CET.

More detail on the implementation of the Transparency Regulation can be found here.

Interested stakeholders can follow the discussions live via webstreaming.

See the biographies of the speakers at the celebratory event


Agenda

  • 30 March: 10.00 - 10.05 (Europe/Luxembourg)

    Welcome and opening remarks

    Moderator: Ms Rose O’Donovan, Agrafacts Editor

  • 30 March: 10.05 - 10.35

    Opening remarks:

    • Ms Stella Kyriakides, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
    • Ms Maria do Céu Antunes, Minister of Agriculture of Portugal
    • Mr Bernhard Url, Executive Director of the European Food Safety Authority
  • 30 March: 10.35 - 12.20

    Panel discussion: “Transformation of the EU risk assessment in the food chain – what is next?”

    Moderator: Ms Rose O’Donovan

    Panellists:

    • Ms Nathalie Chaze, Director for “Food sustainability, international relations”, Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission
    • Ms Ana Batalha, Chair of the Council Working Party on Foodstuffs
    • Ms Simona Bonafè; Member of the European Parliament (S&D)
    • Mr Bernhard Url, Executive Director of the European Food Safety Authority
    • Ms Mella Frewen, Director-General of FoodDrinkEurope
    • Mr Helmut Burtscher-Schaden, GLOBAL 2000
  • 30 March: 12.20 - 12.30

    Closing remarks:

    • Ms Claire Bury, Deputy Director-General for Food Safety and Sustainability, Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission

Practical information

When
30 March 2021, 10.00 - 12.30 (CEST)
Where
Belgium