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ECVC-EMB call for gathering in Strasburg on July 14th

8 July 2009

To the European milk producers and all European farmers, To the European associations and citizens who want to maintain a sustainable family farming all over Europe: Gathering in Strasburg,in front of the European Parliament (plenary meeting),on Tuesday July 14th, 2009 from 10h00 to 14h00

Call To the European milk producers and all European farmersTo the European associations and citizens who want to maintain a sustainable family farming all over Europe Gathering in StrasburgIn front of the European Parliament (plenary meeting)On Tuesday July 14th, 2009 from 10h00 to 14h00 The demonstration will start from “Place de l’Etoile” (to be confirmed) For maintaining agriculture in all European regionsFor farm prices which cover the production costsFor a new EU dairy policyFor a new Common Agriculture and Food Policy Facing the crisis of the dairy sector (farm prices for milk, much under the production costs, are jeopardizing many milk farms), ECVC and the European Milk Board (EMB) ask the European Institutions to take urgently following measures: To decrease the European milk production, To introduce a public supply management which adapts supply to demand To ensure a sufficient income to all milk producers, thanks to supply management and to a minimum remunerative purchase price from the milk industry. To remove export refunds,  To promote a milk production using less inputs and being more autonomous. to develop a new dairy policy in a CAP 2013 where the WTO framework is replaced by food sovereignty, essential to respond to the challenges of the current systemic crisis.Contacts :ECVC : Lidia Senra (ES-PT-FR) +34 609 84 5861- René Louail (FR): 33 6 7284 8792 Gérard Choplin (FR-EN-DE) : +32 473257378EMB : Romuald Schaber (DE) : +4915155037174 Sonja Korspeter (DE-FR-EN-ES): +49 1786021685European Milk Board (EMB): Bahnhofstraße 31, D – 59065 Hamm, Germany, Tel.: 0049 – 2381 – 4360495 office@europeanmilkboard.org, www.europeanmilkboard.orgEuropean Coordination Via Campesina (ECVC): rue de la sablonnière 18 – B-1000 Bruxelles- tel : +3222173112 info@eurovia.org www.eurovia.org

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