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800,000€ - 899,999€
Lobbyists declared: 3.5 FTE (8)
WARNING: The number of full time equivalent lobbyists declared by this organisation are extraordinarily high and may therefore have been over-declared.
Lobbyists with EP accreditation: 6
Meetings with European Commission: 20
Lobbying costs over the years:
Registration on EU Transparency Register
Goals / Remit
Fertilizers feed half the global population. Fertilizers Europe represents the major fertilizer manufactures in the EU. Its members account for approximately 70-80% of the region’s fertilizer production capacity and around 70% of phosphate fertilizer production. As an industry association, Fertilizers Europe’s mission is to identify, promote and manage the common interests of its members. It aims to fulfill this mission by explaining and promoting the role of fertilizers in European agriculture and horticulture, by anticipating and preparing for emerging issues that may affect the industry, by speaking on behalf of its members, and by providing them – and other interested parties – with a wide range of statistical information and studies. The issues that the industry devotes its attention to may be matters that have prompted concern within the industry itself (related, for example, to its competitiveness and Product Stewardship); they may, on the other hand, have arisen in EU institutions or other sectors of society in connection with the production or use of fertilizers.
The main EU initiatives followed are generally related to trade or regulatory issues. Within trade our main concerns are free trade agreements and other trade concessions having an impact on the fertilizer market. Another important aspect are policies related to energy and especially gas since a well functioning gas market is critical to our industry. This also has trade implications. Regulatory affairs involve energy and climate change issues since the fertilizer industry is energy intensive. As the number one exposed sector on the EU's carbon leakage list the EU's ETS system is a key policy area. The use of our product is regulated by Agricultural and Environmental policies such as CAP, agri-environmental schemes, nitrate directive, clean air legislation, water and it has links to the circular economy. Obviously, standards relating to our products like the fertilizer regulation is another key area. Best production practices described in the so called BREF must also be followed and acted upon. Fertilizer security and chemical safety throughout the production chain also falls within the remit of the association.
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Lobbyists with EP accreditation
All senior staff do have advocacy responsibilities related to the activities mentioned above. Part of their workload though is related to technical issues with members.
Other staff have access passes but are infrequently involved in advocacy activities.
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Fertilizers Europe is an affiliated member of CEFIC European Chemical Industry Council and member of the Intenational Fertilizers Industry Association IFA. Fertilizers Europe is also involved with Forum on Fertilizers and Nutrients for Growth, European Energy Forum, European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform, EPC, Friends of Europe, CEPS.
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Expert groups (European Commission)
Strategic Coordination Group for the Water Framework and Floods Directives#E00371 #http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regexpert/index.cfm?do=groupDetail.groupDetail&groupID=371 #Not a member #C#Groundwater#Commission expert group on climate change policy #E03590 #http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regexpert/index.cfm?do=groupDetail.groupDetail&groupID=3590 #Member #C#CDG Environment and climate change#E03194 #http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regexpert/index.cfm?do=groupDetail.groupDetail&groupID=3194 #Member #C#Fertilisers Working Group#E01320 #http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regexpert/index.cfm?do=groupDetail.groupDetail&groupID=1320 #Observer #C#Subgroup of the Commission expert group on Recovery Rules for Fertilising Products #CDG Direct payments and Greening#E03193 #http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regexpert/index.cfm?do=groupDetail.groupDetail&groupID=3193 #Member #C#Expert Group on the exchange of information on Best Available Techniques related to industrial emissions (IED Article 13 Forum)#E02611 #http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regexpert/index.cfm?do=groupDetail.groupDetail&groupID=2611 #Member #C#High Level expert Group on energy-intensive industries#E03326 #http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regexpert/index.cfm?do=groupDetail.groupDetail&groupID=3326 #Member #C#Sherpa Group#Standing Committee on Precursors#E03245 #http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regexpert/index.cfm?do=groupDetail.groupDetail&groupID=3245 #Observer #C#CDG Arable crops#E03191 #http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regexpert/index.cfm?do=groupDetail.groupDetail&groupID=3191 #Member #C
Intergroups (European Parliament)
We are a member of the European Energy Forum (EEF).
Industry forums (European Parliament)
We have taken the initiative to establish a forum called "Forum for fertilizers and nutrients for growth" where stakeholders can discuss current issues. The forum normally meets in the European Parliament once/twice per year.
E03590 Expert Group on Climate Change Policy
Meetings with European Commission20 meetings found.
The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.
- 04 Mar 2019 - Director-General Mauro Raffaele Petriccione - The relative burden of ETS for the fertilizer industry, opportunities for carbon capture and use, perspectives for green ammonia, Clean Planet for All, long-term solutions (DG Climate Action)
- 18 May 2018 - Nele Eichhorn Maria Asenius - Anti-dumping duty on ammonium nitrate from Russia (DG Trade)
- 07 May 2018 - Director-General Jean-Luc Demarty - Anti-dumping, WTO disputes and import duties (DG Trade)
- 10 Nov 2017 - Rolf Carsten Bermig - Fertilizer Regulation (DG Internal Market)
- 14 Jun 2017 - Grzegorz Radziejewski - Circular economy (DG Jobs & Growth)
- 02 Mar 2017 - Director-General Jos Delbeke - ETS (DG Climate Action)
- 13 Apr 2016 - Yvon Slingenberg - ETS reform (DG Climate & Energy)
- 07 Mar 2016 - Miguel Ceballos Baron - Trade in fertilizers (DG Trade)
- 25 Feb 2016 - Aurore Maillet - Circular Economy (DG Environment)
- 25 Feb 2016 - Aurore Maillet - Fertilisers (DG Environment)
- 25 Feb 2016 - Grzegorz Radziejewski - Situation of European Fertilizers industry (DG Jobs & Growth)
- 11 Nov 2015 - Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska - Meeting with Director General Mr Hansen (DG Internal Market)
- 17 Jul 2015 - Dermot Ryan - 1/ ETS and the consequences for the fertilizer industry, Fertilizer production is very energy intensive due to the use of natural gas as feedstock and the heating requirements. ETS (benchmarks and correction factors) is therefore a key concern for the fertilizer industry, and especially for the production of ammonia. The Commission services have clearly marked the fertilizer industry as the industry most exposed to carbon leakage. 2/2. Climate change mitigation in agriculture and the contribution of the fertilizer sector, Fertilizers are an important part of GHG calculations in agriculture. Intensification means that more CO2 will be taken up by the plants. Using the right fertilizer and the right techniques can lower emissions. Fertilizers Europe are involved in several activities to promote better use of fertilizers, and we cooperate with DG AGRI on some of these activities. (DG Agriculture)
- 17 Jun 2015 - Claes Bengtsson - Fertilizer Markets in Europe (DG Competition)
- 14 Apr 2015 - Patrick Costello - Circular economy, Air quality, Nitrates (DG Environment)
- 14 Apr 2015 - Juho Romakkaniemi - Energy Union (DG Jobs & Growth)
- 03 Mar 2015 - Rolf Carsten Bermig - Introductory meeting (DG Internal Market)
- 02 Mar 2015 - Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete - Decarbonisation and ETS (DG Climate & Energy)
- 02 Mar 2015 - Silvia Bartolini - Decarbonisation and ETS (DG Climate & Energy)
- 12 Feb 2015 - Tom Tynan - Understanding fertilizer prices, reducing carbon footprint of agriculture production, developing indicators for nitrogen use efficiency, Commission proposals for new fertilizer regulation (DG Agriculture)