Fertilizers Europe

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Overview

Lobbying Costs

800,000€ - 899,999€

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

3.75 Fte (8)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

12

High-level Commission meetings

40

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Fertilizers Europe

    EU Transparency Register

    80788715017-29 First registered on 17 Jan 2011

    Goals / Remit

    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.

    The association communicates with a wide variety of stakeholders on fertilizer technology and topics related to agricultural, climate, environmental and economic challenges and is commonly recognised as the dedicated industry source of information on mineral fertilizers.

    As an industry association, Fertilizers Europe’s mission is to identify, promote and manage the common interests of its members.

    Main EU files targeted

    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 climate, energy and ammonia. Gas is also very important since a well-functioning gas market is critical to our industry. All these issues have important trade and food security implications.

    Regulatory affairs involve energy and climate change issues. For the fertilizer industry which is a heavily exposed sector on the EU's carbon leakage list, the EU's ETS system and the upcoming Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism are key policy areas.

    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. The Farm to Fork and EU Biodiversity strategies are also likely to impact fertilizer sector.

    Standards relating to our products regulated by the fertilizing product 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.

    Address

    Head Office
    Avenue des Nerviens 9-31
    BRUSSELS 1040
    BELGIUM
    EU Office
    Avenue des Nerviens 9-31
    BRUSSELS 1040
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    8

    Employment timeLobbyists
    75%3
    50%1
    25%4

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    3.75

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    12 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 04 Oct 2022

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Jacob HANSEN 13 Sep 2022 12 Sep 2023
    Mr Antuan Hoxha 09 Sep 2022 07 Sep 2023
    Ms Jasmine BARAHMAN 08 Sep 2022 07 Sep 2023
    Ms Cecilia DARDES 07 Apr 2022 06 Apr 2023
    Ms Adriana RAVARA 01 Mar 2022 28 Feb 2023
    Mr Theo PAQUET 18 Nov 2021 17 Nov 2022
    Ms Jasmine BARAHMAN 17 Jul 2021 15 Jul 2022
    Mr Konstantin GOLOMBEK 17 Jul 2021 25 Feb 2022
    Ms Sofia TSALIKI 17 Jul 2021 15 Jul 2022
    Mr Lukasz Czeslaw PASTERSKI 17 Jul 2021 15 Jul 2022
    Mr Antuan Hoxha 17 Jul 2021 15 Jul 2022
    Ms Laura CASUSCELLI 17 Jul 2021 05 Feb 2022
    Mr Sean Mackle 17 Jul 2021 15 Jul 2022
    Mr Jacob HANSEN 17 Jul 2021 15 Jul 2022
    Mr Sean Mackle 13 Feb 2020 28 Feb 2021
    Ms Sofia TSALIKI 14 Jan 2020 13 Jan 2021
    Mr Jacob HANSEN 07 Jan 2020 06 Jan 2021
    Antuan HOXHA 26 Nov 2019 25 Nov 2020
    Mr Konstantin GOLOMBEK 18 Oct 2019 16 Oct 2020
    Tiffanie Stéphani 19 Sep 2019 18 Sep 2020
    Mr Michal Grzegorz Wendolowski 06 Sep 2019 04 Sep 2020
    Ms Laura CASUSCELLI 05 Sep 2019 04 Sep 2020
    Mr Lukasz Czeslaw PASTERSKI 11 Jul 2019 31 Jul 2020
    Ms Sofia TSALIKI 31 Jan 2019 30 Jan 2020
    Mr Sean Mackle 30 Jan 2019 31 Jan 2020
    Mr Jacob HANSEN 07 Dec 2018 06 Dec 2019
    Antuan HOXHA 22 Sep 2018 30 Sep 2019
    Tiffanie Stéphani 21 Sep 2018 20 Sep 2019
    Mr Lukasz Czeslaw PASTERSKI 17 May 2018 16 May 2019
    Mr Michal Grzegorz Wendolowski 08 May 2018 31 May 2019
    Ms Elisabeth Bömcke 08 May 2018 31 May 2019
    Ms Sofia TSALIKI 16 Feb 2018 15 Feb 2019
    Mr Sean Mackle 15 Feb 2018 15 Feb 2019
    Ms Laura CASUSCELLI 15 Feb 2018 15 Feb 2019
    Mr Jacob HANSEN 15 Dec 2017 13 Dec 2018
    Antuan HOXHA 05 Oct 2017 04 Oct 2018
    Tiffanie Stéphani 01 Oct 2017 21 Sep 2018
    Jana Graso 21 Sep 2017 20 Sep 2018
    Mr Michal Grzegorz Wendolowski 09 Jun 2017 29 May 2018
    Ms Elisabeth Bömcke 09 Jun 2017 24 May 2018
    Mr Sean Mackle 06 Jan 2017 04 Jan 2018
    Mr Jacob HANSEN 09 Dec 2016 08 Dec 2017
    Laurens van Delft 18 Oct 2016 14 Oct 2017
    Mr Mark Cryans 12 Oct 2016 10 Oct 2017
    Antuan HOXHA 12 Oct 2016 10 Oct 2017
    Tiffanie Stéphani 30 Sep 2016 16 Sep 2017
    Laura CASUSCELLI 22 Aug 2016 01 Aug 2017
    Jana Graso 22 Aug 2016 01 Aug 2017
    Michal Grzegorz Wendolowski 30 Apr 2016 29 Apr 2017
    Mr Nikolaos-Ermis Panagiotopoulos 27 Jan 2016 11 Jan 2017
    Mr Sean Mackle 27 Jan 2016 13 Jan 2017
    Mr Jacob HANSEN 06 Jan 2016 17 Dec 2016
    Mr Mark Cryans 15 Oct 2015 13 Oct 2016
    Antuan HOXHA 15 Oct 2015 13 Oct 2016
    Laura CASUSCELLI 02 Sep 2015 31 Aug 2016
    Ms Charlotte Prestini 11 Mar 2015 09 Mar 2016
    Mr Jacob HANSEN 20 Jan 2015 16 Jan 2016
    Mr Nikolaos-Ermis Panagiotopoulos 06 Jan 2015 22 Dec 2015
    Mr Sean Mackle 06 Jan 2015 22 Dec 2015
    Mr Mark Cryans 21 Nov 2014 19 Nov 2015
    Ms Carmen-Alina TURCU 04 Oct 2014 02 Oct 2015
    Ms Verena Jirgal 09 Sep 2014 05 Mar 2015
    Mr Antuan Hoxha 29 Mar 2014 27 Mar 2015
    Mr Mark Cryans 08 Jan 2014 20 Dec 2014
    Mr Jacob HANSEN 24 Dec 2013 20 Dec 2014
    Mr Nikolaos-Ermis Panagiotopoulos 24 Dec 2013 20 Dec 2014
    Ms Charlotte Prestini 24 Dec 2013 20 Dec 2014
    Mr Sean Mackle 24 Dec 2013 20 Dec 2014
    Ms Carmen-Alina TURCU 07 May 2013 03 May 2014
    Mr Jacob HANSEN 22 Jan 2013 07 Jan 2014
    Mr Mark Cryans 18 Jan 2013 07 Jan 2014
    Mr Antuan Hoxha 31 Jan 2013 07 Jan 2014
    Mr Nikolaos-Ermis Panagiotopoulos 06 Feb 2013 04 Feb 2014
    Ms Charlotte Prestini 02 Feb 2013 31 Jan 2014
    Mr Mark Cryans 30 Nov 2012 09 Jan 2013
    Mr Jacob HANSEN 10 Nov 2011 31 Oct 2012

    Complementary Information

    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 rarely involved in advocacy activities.

    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

    Category

    Trade and business associations

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    Fertilizers Europe is an affiliated member of CEFIC (European Chemical Industry Council) and member of IFA (the International Fertilizers Industry Association). Fertilizers Europe is also involved with the Forum on Plant Nutrition, Agri-Food Chain Coalition, European Sustainable Phosphorus Platform, European Policy Centre, Friends of Europe, CEPS.

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    800,000€ - 899,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Standing Committee on Precursors#E03245#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=3245 #Observer #C#Industry#Expert Group on the European Food Security Crisis Preparedness and Response Mechanism#E03829#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=3829 #Member #C#Industry#CDG Direct payments and Greening#E03193#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=3193 #Member #C#Industry#Commission expert group on climate change policy #E03590#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=3590 #Member #C#Industry#Expert Group on the exchange of information on Best Available Techniques related to industrial emissions (IED Article 13 Forum)#E02611#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=2611 #Member #C#Industry#Commission expert group on Fertilising Products #E01320#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=1320 #Observer #C#Industry#CDG Arable crops#E03191#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=3191 #Member #C#Industry#Innovation Fund Expert Group#E03593#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=3593 #Observer #C#Industry#CDG Environment and climate change#E03194#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=3194 #Member #C#Industry#High Level expert Group on energy-intensive industries#E03326#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=3326 #Member #C#Industry#Sherpa Group#Sub-group 1 - Creation of markets for climate-neutral, circular economy

    Groups (European Parliament)

    We are a member of the European Energy Forum (EEF).
    We have taken the initiative to establish a forum called "Forum for Plant Nutrition" where stakeholders can discuss current issues of interest. The Forum normally meets in the European Parliament once/twice per year.

    Other activities

    E01320 Commission expert group on Fertilising Products

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    40 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 publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 18 Mar 2022 Location Online
      Subject Present EU the many challenges for the fertilizer industry in the present situation AND the consequences this could have for food security in Europe going forward
      Commission
      • Kerstin Jorna (Director-General)
    • Date 16 Feb 2022 Location video-conference
      Subject To discuss serious issues affecting the nitrogen fertilizer sector
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio An Economy that Works for People
      Commission
      • Sofja Ribkina (Cabinet member)
      • Cristina Rueda Catry (Cabinet member)
    • Date 27 Jan 2022 Location Online
      Subject European Food security
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski
      Portfolio Agriculture
      Commission
      • Maciej Golubiewski (Cabinet member)
    • Date 14 Oct 2021 Location Online
      Subject High energy prices and how this is affecting the competitiveness of European companies in the energy intensive sectors.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Kadri Simson
      Portfolio Energy
      Commission
      • Kadri Simson (Commissioner)
      • Tatiana Marquez Uriarte (Cabinet member)
      • Stefano Grassi (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 22 Sep 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject Fertilizer industry
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Commission
      • Joan Canton (Cabinet member)
    • Date 08 Sep 2021 Location Online
      Subject Fit-for-55 package
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Commission
      • Alina-Stefania Ujupan (Cabinet member)
    • Date 02 Sep 2021 Location Brussels
      Subject Videoconference - Follow-up meeting to the COM proposal for a CBAM
      Commission
      • Gerassimos Thomas (Director-General)
    • Date 25 Jun 2021 Location Brussels (WEBEX)
      Subject CBAM and conditions for the fertilizer sector
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Ursula von der Leyen
      Portfolio President
      Commission
      • Kurt Vandenberghe (Cabinet member)
    • Date 15 Jun 2021 Location Brussels-video conference
      Subject Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Commission
      • Frans Timmermans (Executive Vice-President)
    • Date 07 Jun 2021 Location video-call
      Subject Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Commission
      • Antoine Colombani (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 26 May 2021 Location virtual
      Subject CBAM
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni
      Portfolio Economy
      Commission
      • Alienor Margerit (Cabinet member)
    • Date 03 May 2021 Location Video conference
      Subject Carbon Borden Adjustment Mechanism
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio An Economy that Works for People
      Commission
      • Gints Freimanis (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 27 Apr 2021 Location Brussels
      Subject Contribution of the fertilizers sector to the climate neutrality objective
      Commission
      • Mauro Raffaele Petriccione (Director-General)
    • Date 16 Apr 2021 Location Brussels
      Subject Videoconference - Discussion on a forthcoming proposal for a CBAM and its interaction with the forthcoming ETS reform.
      Commission
      • Gerassimos Thomas (Director-General)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 24 Mar 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject Commissioner Breton meeting with CEOs from Energy Intensive Industries on Industrial strategy & fit for 55.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Commission
      • Joan Canton (Cabinet member)
      • Thierry Breton (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 04 Feb 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject Decarbonisation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Commission
      • Joan Canton (Cabinet member)
    • Date 02 Oct 2020 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject To discuss state aid for indirect costs, ETS, Green deal
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Commission
      • Yizhou Ren (Cabinet member)
      • Michele Piergiovanni (Cabinet member)
    • Date 28 Apr 2020 Location Video meeting
      Subject To discuss the use and need of fertilizers
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius
      Portfolio Environment, Oceans and Fisheries
      Commission
      • Camilla Bursi (Cabinet member)
    • Date 05 Mar 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject Sustainable food systems
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Commission
      • Lukas Visek (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 04 Mar 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject Biodiversity strategy, farm to fork, research and innovation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Commission
      • Alina-Stefania Ujupan (Cabinet member)
    • Date 12 Feb 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject Anti dumping duties
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Commission
      • Tom Tynan (Cabinet member)
    • Date 04 Mar 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject 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
      Commission
      • Mauro Raffaele Petriccione (Director-General)
    • Date 18 May 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Anti-dumping duty on ammonium nitrate from Russia
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      Commission
      • Nele Eichhorn (Cabinet member)
      • Maria Asenius (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 May 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Anti-dumping, WTO disputes and import duties
      Commission
      • Jean-Luc Demarty (Director-General)
    • Date 10 Nov 2017 Location BERL
      Subject Fertilizer Regulation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska
      Portfolio Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      Commission
      • Rolf Carsten Bermig (Cabinet member)
    • Date 14 Jun 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Circular economy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Commission
      • Grzegorz Radziejewski (Cabinet member)
    • Date 02 Mar 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject ETS
      Commission
      • Jos Delbeke (Director-General)
    • Date 13 Apr 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject ETS reform
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Miguel Arias Cañete
      Portfolio Climate Action &amp; Energy
      Commission
      • Yvon Slingenberg (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 Mar 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Trade in fertilizers
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      Commission
      • Miguel Ceballos Baron (Cabinet member)
    • Date 25 Feb 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Situation of European Fertilizers industry
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Commission
      • Grzegorz Radziejewski (Cabinet member)
    • Date 25 Feb 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Circular Economy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Karmenu Vella
      Portfolio Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
      Commission
      • Aurore Maillet (Cabinet member)
    • Date 25 Feb 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Fertilisers
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Karmenu Vella
      Portfolio Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
      Commission
      • Aurore Maillet (Cabinet member)
    • Date 11 Nov 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Meeting with Director General Mr Hansen
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska
      Portfolio Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      Commission
      • Elżbieta Bieńkowska (Commissioner)
    • Date 17 Jul 2015 Location BERL 08/318
      Subject 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.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Dermot Ryan (Cabinet member)
    • Date 17 Jun 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Fertilizer Markets in Europe
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Competition
      Commission
      • Claes Bengtsson (Cabinet member)
    • Date 14 Apr 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Energy Union
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Commission
      • Juho Romakkaniemi (Cabinet member)
    • Date 14 Apr 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Circular economy, Air quality, Nitrates
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Karmenu Vella
      Portfolio Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
      Commission
      • Patrick Costello (Cabinet member)
    • Date 03 Mar 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Introductory meeting
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska
      Portfolio Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      Commission
      • Fabrice Comptour (Cabinet member)
      • Rolf Carsten Bermig (Cabinet member)
      • Elżbieta Bieńkowska (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 02 Mar 2015 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Decarbonisation and ETS
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Miguel Arias Cañete
      Portfolio Climate Action &amp; Energy
      Commission
      • Silvia Bartolini (Cabinet member)
      • Miguel Arias Cañete (Commissioner)
    • Date 12 Feb 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Understanding fertilizer prices, reducing carbon footprint of agriculture production, developing indicators for nitrogen use efficiency, Commission proposals for new fertilizer regulation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Portfolio Agriculture &amp; Rural Development
      Commission
      • Tom Tynan (Cabinet member)
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