FruitVegetablesEUROPE (EUCOFEL)

Is the European Fruit and Vegetables Association defending the EU production and trade

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Our purpose

Founded 60 years ago, FruitVegetablesEUROPE (EUCOFEL) has consolidated itself as the main association defending, representing and promoting the European fruit and vegetables.

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Our Actions

Based in Brussels, FruitVegetablesEUROPE acts as a liaison between the sectoral stakeholders and the policy makers at the European Institutions, giving a voice to the European Fruit and Vegetables sector.

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Our Members

FruitVegetablesEUROPE members are National & Regional Federations/Associations (mainly PO and APO) and companies from the main EU fruit and vegetables producing countries (France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain)

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What do we do?

Plant Health & Food Security

Sustainable Food Chain

Trade & Reciprocity

Welcome to FruitVegetablesEUROPE (EUCOFEL), the European Fruit and Vegetables Association, defending the interests of the EU Fruit and Vegetables Poduction and Trade».

FruitVegetablesEUROPE is the only European sectoral Association representing with “no conflict of interest” the EU Production and Trade.

For us it is crystal clear, the fruit and vegetables produced in the EU is our priority.»

Juan Marín Bravo

President, FruitVegetablesEUROPE (EUCOFEL)

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30 minMedium to high difficultyVegetarian4 persons300 gr. beef mince1 small onion2 sliced garlic clovesIngredients1 peeled and chopped tomatoSalt  PepperGrated cheese  Olive oilPREPARATIONTo start, clean the aubergines and cut them in half lengthwise....

CuTE’s first 18 months 2019 -2020

CuTE's first 18 months 2019 -2020Let's Work Together! Are you interested in knowing more? Do you want to be part of this Association? Do you have any questions to ask us?


“CUTE” CAMPAIGN CONSOLIDATES A CHANGE OF PERCEPTION ON THE PRODUCTION METHODS AND THE CHARACTERISTICS OF EUROPEAN FRUITS AND VEGETABLESThe project CuTE-Cultivating the Taste of Europe (co-financed by the European Union) started in 2019 with the aim of increasing the...

FruitVegetablesEUROPE Letter to President Von der Leyen: UK-COVID-19 crisis/Fruit and vegetables freight flows impacted

UK-COVID-19 crisis/Fruit and vegetables freight flows impacted Dear President Von der Leyen, FruitVegetablesEUROPE, the European Fruit and Vegetables Association, is writing to you to express its deep concern regarding the COVID-19 crisis and the shutdown of travel...

COVID19: Bans on travel from the UK. FruitVegetablesEUROPE calls on EU Council, EU Member States & the EC for an urgent EU integrated political crisis response to maintain supplies of fresh produce to UK.

Bans on travel from the UK: "Need to maintain supplies of fresh produce to UK" Most EU countries have imposed bans on travel from the UK, including goods-moving freight, over concerns about a new more infectious strain of the coronavirus. Exports of EU fruits and...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2021 from FruitVegetablesEUROPE Team

Christmas Wishes from FruitVegetablesEUROPE Dear members & colleagues, In this very peculiar year, FruitVegetablesEUROPE Team would like to express its sincere thankfulness for your support, help and trust during 2020. It has been such a great honour and pleasure...

FruitVegetablesEUROPE Cooking: Cauliflower & Broccoli Polish style (Kalafior i brokuł para doskonała)

45 minMedium difficultyWithout lactose2-4 personsVegetarian½  Cauliflower½  BrecolA splash of oilIngredients2  Carrots 1 Tablespoon mustard   2  Eggs 1  Tablespoon panko bread   Chopped parsley and saltSteps to followFirst step Remove the green leaves from...

Press release -FruitVegetablesEUROPE – Final Stretch of Brexit Talks

In the Final Stretch of Brexit Talks FruitVegetablesEUROPE is actively fighting for the EU fruit and vegetables.The future trade relationship between the EU and the UK is crucial for the EU fruit and vegetable sector."Tariffs would make EU exports unfeasible to UK...

Interview with Juan Marín Bravo, FruitVegetablesEUROPE President

"Looking to the future: Europe, Green Deal, Farm to Fork , Brexit, International Trade and Promotion of EU fruit and vegetables."Reflections on the current situation of the sector in the context of the current pandemic Since the start of the pandemic,...

PRESS RELEASE FruitVegetablesEUROPE (EUCOFEL) hosts its annual General Assembly 2020virtually

"LOOKING FORWARD TO THE FUTURE: EUROPE, PROMOTION, TRADE & GREEN DEAL""The announced tariffs would make EU exports unfeasible to UK compared to other origins with 0% tariff"FruitVegetablesEUROPE’s priorities for the future: Covid-19 pandemic impact, Brexit, Green...

Some of the main guiding principles of our work are:

  • Promoting EU fruit and vegetables in the internal market and third countries.
  • Improving the competitiveness of the EU fruit and vegetables production and trade.
  • Pleading for a fairer, simpler, competitive, market oriented and targeted CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) for the future.
  • Defending free competition in the Internal Market.
  • Working towards the opening of third countries markets.
  • Protecting the EU from the introduction of plant pests.
  • Defending EU producers and traders from unfair competition from third countries.
  • Pleading for reciprocity
Alba Ridao-Bouloumié

Secretary General, FruitVegetablesEUROPE (EUCOFEL)

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Le concombre, qui est aussi composé à 96 % d'eau, a des propriétés hydratantes et adoucissantes et s'utilise pour combattre les rougeurs, les taches et les démangeaisons. #cuteurope #cultivatingthetasteofeurope #fruitvegetableseurope

Saviez-vous que la tomate, composée à 94% d'eau, contribue à l'hydratation de l'organisme et à l'élimination des toxines ? En plus, elle améliore également votre peau. #cuteurope #cultivatingthetasteofeurope #fruitvegetableseurope

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💫FruitVegetablesEUROPE Cooking/ Friday's Recipe: Cauliflower & Broccoli🥦🥦 Polish style (Kalafior i brokuł para doskonała).⌚ 45 min Medium difficulty2-4 persons – VegetarianIngredients½ Cauliflower½ BroccoliA splash of oil2 Carrots1 Tablespoon mustard2 Eggs1  Tablespoon panko breadChopped parsley and saltFirst stepRemove the green leaves from the cauliflower and broccoli, separate them into twigs, wash and drain. Cook them in boiling salted water for 12-15 minutes and drain (more or less al dente, to taste).Second stepScrape and cut the carrots into strips, cook them in salted water and drain. Grease a baking dish and add the cauliflower, broccoli and carrot. Cook the eggs in water for 10 minutes.Third stepRemove the yolks and mix them with the parsley, mustard and panko bread. Sprinkle over the vegetables, drizzle them with oil and grill at 200ºC until a golden crust is left.Four stepEnjoy it!🔎More: ♥️ cooking!!FruitVegetablesEUROPE Team ... See MoreSee Less
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