The rapporteur presented his draft opinion to the President of the European Parliament, Mr Antonio Tajani.
The rapporteur spoke to the european Press at the occasion of the presentation of the CoR / EESC canteen.
CoR/EESC sustainable canteen is a model of good practices in the field of environmental protection and fight against food waste and can be seen as a small but concrete example of what the political action of both tend to. It has succeded in reducing the food waste to a record of 5% (annual average) and now place them as the first and only European institutions to donate food and to implement standards of excellence in terms of food sustainability
The canteen is among the first 8 canteens certified by the Brussels-Capital Region with the "Label Good Food".
The opinion was unanimously adopted in the Plenary Session. The European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis participated in the debate prior to the vote.
The rapporteur discussed the main ideas of his draft opinion with Mr Marco Valletta, Member of the Cabinet of the Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Mr Andriukaitis.
The rapporteur discussed the main ideas presented in his draft opinion with Ms Siracusa, the Deputy Head of the Cabinet of the Commissioner Hogan.
The rapporteur presented his draft opinion to the members of the NAT commission. Mr Herbert Dorfmann, Member of the European Parliament and Ms Betty Lee, Policy officer from the European Commission (DG AGRI) took part in the debate.
The Rapporteur's team met various and numerous stakeholders, discussing questions raised in his working document.