EDA Statement to the Council of the Ministers of Agriculture of 7 September 2015

Today’s dairy market difficulties arise from weaker global demand coming on the back of a sustained period of strong global supply given the favourable production conditions in the major milk producing regions of the world. That is the reason why a stable internal market and predictable trade relations with third countries are of crucial importance especially for the milk sector, the dairy farmers and their milk processors. Stability is also needed when it comes to the application and implementation of the European agriculture and dairy policy. National measures must be aligned at European level. Only a coordinated EU level approach will help to improve the sentiment of weak dairy markets