Union of European Beverages Association

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Overview

Lobbying Costs

400,000€ - 499,999€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1.25 Fte (4)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

3

High-level Commission meetings

27

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Union of European Beverages Association   (UNESDA)

    EU Transparency Register

    25492952296-56 First registered on 21 Sep 2009

    Goals / Remit

    The purpose of UNESDA is servicing the interest of the European soft drinks industry from the commercial, technical, economic, legal and scientific points of view. Its membership comprises soft drinks companies as well as national associations from around Europe.

    Main EU files targeted

    EU Green Deal
    Farm-to-Fork Strategy
    Circular Economy Action Plan
    Food Information to Consumers Regulation
    Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation
    Waste Framework Directive
    Recycled Plastics Regulation
    Childhood Obesity Action Plan
    Nutrition and Health Claims Regulation
    Single Use Plastics Directive
    Industrial Strategy

    Address

    Head Office
    Rue du Trône, 14-16
    Bruxelles 1000
    BELGIUM
    EU Office
    Rue du Trône, 14-16
    Bruxelles 1000
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    4

    Employment timeLobbyists
    50%1
    25%3

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    1.25

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    3 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 23 Apr 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Delphine CLOSE 16 Jan 2024 15 Jan 2025
    Ines REBELO 16 Jan 2024 15 Jan 2025
    Nicholas HODAC 17 Jan 2024 16 Jan 2025
    Mr Nicholas HODAC 17 Jan 2024 15 Apr 2024
    Ms Delphine Close 16 Jan 2024 15 Apr 2024
    Ms Ines REBELO 16 Jan 2024 15 Apr 2024
    Ms Helen BENSON 04 Mar 2023 11 Mar 2024
    Ms Ines REBELO 13 Jan 2023 13 Jan 2024
    Mr Nicholas HODAC 13 Jan 2023 13 Jan 2024
    Ms Delphine Close 08 Dec 2022 08 Dec 2023
    Ms Helen BENSON 22 Jan 2022 21 Jan 2023
    Ms Delphine Close 07 Oct 2021 07 Oct 2022
    Mr Nicholas HODAC 07 Oct 2021 07 Oct 2022
    Ms Helen BENSON 04 Sep 2020 04 Sep 2021
    Mr Tudy Bernier 04 Sep 2020 04 Sep 2021
    Mr Andreas NASIKAS 28 Feb 2020 27 Feb 2021
    Mr Nicholas HODAC 19 Dec 2019 19 Dec 2020
    Mr Tudy Bernier 18 Apr 2019 01 May 2020
    Ms Helen BENSON 14 Mar 2019 01 Apr 2020
    Ms Pauline JURICIC 08 Aug 2018 18 Nov 2018
    Mr Tudy Bernier 27 Apr 2018 18 Apr 2019
    Ms Helen BENSON 28 Mar 2018 14 Mar 2019
    Ms Sigrid LIGNÉ 28 Mar 2018 28 Mar 2019
    Ms Pauline JURICIC 05 Sep 2017 08 Aug 2018
    Mr Tudy Bernier 05 May 2017 27 Apr 2018
    Ms Helen BENSON 22 Mar 2017 21 Mar 2018
    Ms Sigrid LIGNÉ 22 Mar 2017 21 Mar 2018
    Mr Tudy Bernier 12 May 2016 06 May 2017
    Ms Helen BENSON 08 Oct 2015 06 Oct 2016
    Ms Sigrid LIGNÉ 08 Oct 2015 06 Oct 2016
    Mr Tudy Bernier 31 Mar 2015 27 Mar 2016
    Ms Helen BENSON 16 Oct 2014 08 Oct 2015
    Ms Sigrid LIGNÉ 31 Oct 2014 08 Oct 2015
    Mrs Sigrid LIGNÉ 31 Oct 2014 27 Jan 2015
    Mrs Helen BENSON 16 Oct 2014 27 Jan 2015
    Mrs Helen BENSON 23 Oct 2013 16 Oct 2014
    Mrs Sigrid LIGNÉ 04 Oct 2013 03 Oct 2014
    Mrs Helen BENSON 08 Nov 2012 23 Oct 2013
    Mr Alain Beaumont 07 Jun 2012 01 Jul 2013
    Mrs Adriana NOSEWICZ 06 Jun 2012 01 Jul 2013
    Helen BENSON 07 Mar 2012 01 Nov 2012

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    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

    Unesda is member of :

    - the International Council of Beverages Associations: http://www.icba-net.org/

    - FoodDrinkEurope: http://www.fooddrinkeurope.eu/

    - Committee of European Users of Sugar: http://www.cius.org/

    - European Policy Centre: http://www.epc.eu/

    - Industry4Europe: https://www.industry4europe.eu/

    - Close the Glass Loop Platform: https://closetheglassloop.eu/

    - Petcore https://www.petcore-europe.org/

    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

    400,000€ - 499,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    400,000€ - 499,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Advisory Group on Sustainability of Food Systems#E03832#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3832 #Member #C#Industry#Working Group on Seeds and Propagating Material#Animal Health Advisory Comittee#Working Group on Plant Health

    Groups (European Parliament)

    Competitive European Industry: long-term and sustainable investment#European Food Forum (European Parliament)

    Communication activities

    None

    Other activities

    EFSA Discussion Group on Chemical Occurrence Data

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    27 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: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 22 Nov 2022 Location video-call
      Subject Draft proposal of a Regulation on Packaging and Packaging Waste (PPWR)
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio An Economy that Works for People
      Attending
      • Caroline Boeshertz (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 22 Nov 2022 Location Video-conference
      Subject Upcoming proposal on the Review of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Johannes Hahn
      Portfolio Budget and Administration
      Attending
      • Barbara Herbolzheimer (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 21 Nov 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject EU Packaging and Waste Packaging Legislation: upcoming revision.
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Ursula von der Leyen
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Peter van Kemseke (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 14 Jan 2022 Location Video meeting
      Subject Waste and Packaging
      DG Environment
      Attending
      • Florika Fink-Hooijer (Director-General)
    • Date 08 Jun 2021 Location video-call
      Subject Circular economy, waste management and deposit return schemes
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Helena Braun (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 08 Jun 2021 Location Videoconference
      Subject Circular economy, waste management and deposit return schemes
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Joan Canton (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 08 Jun 2021 Location Virtual
      Subject Circular economy, waste management and deposit return schemes
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius
      Portfolio Environment, Oceans and Fisheries
      Attending
      • Rozalina Petrova (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 16 Feb 2021 Location video-call
      Subject EU Circular Economy Action Plan, including plastics
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Attending
      • Helena Braun (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 16 Feb 2021 Location Virtual
      Subject EU Circular Economy Action Plan, including plastics
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius
      Portfolio Environment, Oceans and Fisheries
      Attending
      • Rozalina Petrova (Cabinet member)
    • Date 09 Feb 2021 Location Video meeting
      Subject New Circular Packaging Vision 2030
      DG Environment
      Attending
      • Florika Fink-Hooijer (Director-General)
    • Date 04 Mar 2020 Location Brussels, Belgium
      Subject Single Use Plastics (SUP) Directive
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      Attending
      • Valere Moutarlier (Cabinet member)
      • Gaelle Garnier (Cabinet member)
    • Date 04 Mar 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject Circular Economy Strategy and Action Plan, plastic packaging, to present aspirations of Unesda.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius
      Portfolio Environment, Oceans and Fisheries
      Attending
      • Marius Vaščega  (Cabinet member)
    • Date 04 Mar 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject Health and food safety, Farm2Fork Strategy & EU Beating Cancer Plan.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Stella Kyriakides
      Portfolio Health
      Attending
      • Giorgios Rossides (Cabinet member)
      • Panayiotis Pourgourides (Cabinet member)
      • Karolina Herbout-Borczak (Cabinet member)
    • Date 04 Mar 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject Circular economy action plan
      DG Environment
      Attending
      • Daniel Calleja Crespo (Director-General)
    • Date 30 Oct 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject UNESDA will present its Aspirations for the next five years, addressing the three core areas of Sustainability, Responsibility and Competitiveness
      DG Health and Food Safety
      Attending
      • Anne Bucher (Director-General)
    • Date 12 Dec 2018 Location BERL
      Subject Single Use Plastic
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska
      Portfolio Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      Attending
      • Rolf Carsten Bermig (Cabinet member)
    • Date 30 Nov 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Sustainability, SDGs and UNESDA Commitments, Packaging Commitments and Plastic Strategy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis
      Portfolio Health &amp; Food Safety
      Attending
      • Marco Valletta (Cabinet member)
      • Vytenis Andriukaitis (Commissioner)
    • Date 14 Sep 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Plastics in circular economy and the single use plastics directive
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Attending
      • Jyrki Katainen (Vice-President)
    • Date 13 Sep 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Plastic Recycling
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Karmenu Vella
      Portfolio Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
      Attending
      • Sebastien Paquot (Cabinet member)
      • Karmenu Vella (Commissioner)
    • Date 16 Sep 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject To discuss the role of the sector
      DG Health and Food Safety
      Attending
      • Xavier Prats Monné (Director-General)
    • Date 20 Jan 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Food reformulation, sugar in food
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis
      Portfolio Health &amp; Food Safety
      Attending
      • Nathalie Chaze (Cabinet member)
      • Paula Duarte Gaspar (Cabinet member)
    • Date 11 Jan 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Soft drinks sector’s contribution to job and growth in the EU
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Attending
      • Grzegorz Radziejewski (Cabinet member)
      • Jyrki Katainen (Vice-President)
    • Date 29 Sep 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject competitiveness and investments of the industry in Europe, the role of taxation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Pierre Moscovici
      Portfolio Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs
      Attending
      • Maria Elena Scoppio (Cabinet member)
      • Lucie Mattera (Cabinet member)
    • Date 10 Jul 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Circular Economy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Attending
      • Heidi Jern (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 07 Jul 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Establish a working relationship
      Cabinet Cabinet of President Jean-Claude Juncker
      Portfolio President
      Attending
      • Leon Delvaux (Cabinet member)
    • Date 28 Apr 2015 Location Berlaymont, Brussels, Belgium
      Subject To introduce the organisation and its priorities
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska
      Portfolio Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
      Attending
      • Rolf Carsten Bermig (Cabinet member)
    • Date 18 Mar 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Nutrition; UNESDA Contribution to the EU platform for action on diet, food reformulation
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis
      Portfolio Health &amp; Food Safety
      Attending
      • Paula Duarte Gaspar (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
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