Beet Growers Want to Relaunch Slovenia’s Sugar Factory

Beet Growers Want to Relaunch Slovenia’s Sugar Factory

 

Slovenia must find a way to relaunch its sugar production as soon as possible, the Association of Sugar Beet Growers told the press in Ormož on Friday, as they welcomed the EU’s decision to abolish sugar quotas in 2017. Slovenia closed its only sugar factory in 2006 because it failed to meet production quota under the EU sugar policy reform.

The association said today that they spent the past two years promoting the abolishment of sugar quotas. Now it is time for a new challenge: building a new factory and relaunching the production of sugar beets.

The association said that they have four years to relaunch sugar production, which they believe is not a lot of time.