The outbreak of the coronavirus brings about unprecedented challenges for the EU
agri-food sector. The sector responds and adapts to the new circumstances,
including logistical disruptions and rapidly evolving demand, with efficiency,
by measures taken by the European Commission.
With no concerns of food shortage, the EU agri-food sector has so far responded
remarkably well to challenges of historical magnitude. Thanks to sustained food
demand, EU agriculture has suffered relatively less damage compared to other
parts of the
economy which are
being more affected by lockdown measures. There have been, however, specific
agricultural sectors have been hit more severely than others. Beyond labour
logistical bottlenecks, the EU food supply chain has to continue adapting to
in demand, with strong uncertainties on the duration of the crisis and the
the EU and globally.
Mr. George Kremlis, as President of the
Circle the Med Forum
and the International “Circular Clima Institute” of the European Public Law
(EPLO) will host Mr. Konstantinos Skrekas, Deputy Minister of
Development and Food, responsible for the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP),
Ioannis Kaltsas, Head of Division for the European Investment Bank
operations in Greece and Cyprus and Mr. Sergio Ponsá,
Director of BETA Technological Center and Coordinator of BETA Research Group.