European Sugar Refineries Association

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Lobbying Costs

50,000€ - 99,999€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

0.75 Fte (1)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    European Sugar Refineries Association   (ESRA)

    EU Transparency Register

    153540811905-01 First registered on 19 Sep 2013

    Goals / Remit

    The European Sugar Refineries Association was formed in 2011 and represents the interests of the vast majority of Europe’s sugar refining industry. ESRA was established as a non-profit making international association (AISBL) under Belgian law in 2012.

    The principal objective of the association is to establish a constructive dialogue between European sugar refineries and decision-makers at European Union and national levels, as well as with the other parties involved in the development of the sugar industry, in particular by playing a proactive role in the development of the regulatory environment for sugar refining, by promoting an appropriate, consistent and efficient legal and regulatory framework in order to develop the internal market.

    Main EU files targeted

    In order to achieve its objectives, ESRA actively carries out the following activities:

    Provide a basis for the representation of the common interests of the association’s members, vis-à-vis the institutions of the European Union, other European organisations, national authorities and international organisations.
    Contribute to the development and publication of policies to ensure an efficient and equitable commercial and regulatory environment.
    Promote cooperation between the association’s members with the aim of developing the sugar refining market.
    Provide members with up-to-date information on changes to the regulatory status of the sugar sector in Europe.
    Defend and promote products of the cane sugar refining industry.
    Support raw sugar sourcing needs in each Member State.
    Maintain relations with or join other international associations or organisations, whenever this is appropriate for the accomplishment of its objectives.
    As such main policies targeted revolve around EU Free Trade Negotiations with third countries; namely Australia and Mercosur.


    Head Office
    Rue Paul Emile Janson 6
    Brussels 1000
    EU Office
    Rue Paul Emile Janson 6
    Brussels 1000


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 20 May 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Ms Laura Girol 22 Aug 2016 06 May 2017
    Ms Laura Girol 27 Feb 2015 25 Feb 2016
    Ms Laura Girol 20 Sep 2013 20 Sep 2014

    Complementary Information

    Not working full time on activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Trade and business associations

  • Networking


    None declared

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    50,000€ - 99,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    nove sa 50,000€ - 99,999€

    Intermediaries for current year

    nove sa

    Closed year Costs

    50,000€ - 99,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Expert Group EU Sugar Market Observatory#E03525# #Member #C#Professionals

    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    • Play a proactive role in the development of the regulatory environment for sugar refining.
    • Promote an appropriate, consistent and efficient legal and regulatory framework in order to develop the European sugar market.
    • Support a fair and competitive market for sugar refining in Europe.
    • Improve access to new sources and greater volumes of raw cane sugar.
    • Reduce trade and non-trade barriers to raw cane sugar imports.

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    3 meetings found. Download meetings

    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 proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 12 Apr 2018 Location brussels
      Subject EU sugar sector
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska
      Portfolio Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      • Kaius Kristian Hedberg (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 21 Feb 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject EU-Mexico and EU-Mercosur negotiations
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      • Xavier Coget (Cabinet member)
    • Date 29 Oct 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Business discussion
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      • Tom Tynan (Cabinet member)
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