On 1 December 2019, the new commissioners’ college lead by Ursula von der Leyen finally took office after several delays due to the necessity to restart the validation process within the European Parliament for the new candidates from France, Hungary and Romania. Some precisions were given regarding the portfolios of the new commissioners. Notably for Stella Kyriakides, which portfolio evolved from “Health” to “Health and Food Safety”. UEVP welcomes this precision which emphasizes the will of the European Commission to move forward on a key dossier for our profession: the “Farm to fork strategy”.

Piotr KWIECIŃSKI, UEVP President