09-07-2012 08:24 AM | Germany

EU says sugar beet industry not favoured

European Union rules for the sugar market don’t favor beet producers over refiners of cane raw sugar, according to EU Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Ciolos.

Ciolos doesn’t agree that measures taken to reduce shortages in the bloc favored one industry over the other, according to his comments in a letter that was provided by Roger Waite, a spokesman for the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm. The letter was sent to some members of the European Parliament and provided the basis of his comments to some members at a meeting in Strasbourg last week, Waite said.
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