June 24, 2020
The first zoom online meeting of the European Working Group of the World Union of Wholesale Markets was convened on the 23rd of June, 2020. The meeting was hosted by Mr Giannis Triantafyllis, Chairman of WUWM’s European Group.
Representatives of the European Markets who are also members of the Union participated in the meeting, namely from the markets of Germany, Greece, France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, U.K., Portugal and Poland. Participants gave an update on the current COVID-19 situation in their countries and the impact on the fresh produce markets.
In addition, the agenda included European Relations (The European Commission’s Farm to Fork Strategy, as part of the ‘European Green Deal’ , Lobbying, Observatories) as well as Common European Market initiative for the markets opening.
Finally, a special report was presented produced by the Moving Market Places research project, conducted by Universities across Europe.
Minutes of this meeting will be distributed shortly.